gouge

Part of speech: verb

To scoop out, as with a gouge; cheat.

Part of speech: noun

A chisel with a curved cutting edge, or a cut made by it.

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Usage examples "gouge":

  1. A wood- boring tool that is shaped somewhat like a gouge. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  2. It had now been down some weeks, had been hewn into outward shape, and the larger part of the interior slowly dug away with chisel and gouge. - "The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies", Walter Besant.
  3. But as I jumped to him I saw he had only fainted, and that nothing ailed him but a bullet that had glanced off his upper arm and left more of a gouge than a wound. - "The La Chance Mine Mystery", Susan Carleton Jones.