What does the word gouge mean?

Usage examples for gouge

  1. 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 by Walter Besant
  2. 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 by Susan Carleton Jones