Definition of gouge noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡaʊdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡaʊdʒ//
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  1. 1 a sharp tool for making hollow areas in wood
  2. 2a deep, narrow hole or cut in a surface The massive wheels were digging great gouges in the road’s surface.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin gubia, gulbia, perhaps of Celtic origin; compare with Old Irish gulba ‘beak’ and Welsh gylf ‘beak, pointed instrument’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gouge

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