Gouge (?), n. [F. gouge. LL. gubia, guvia, gulbia, gulvia, gulvium; cf. Bisc. gubia bow, gubioa throat.]

1.

A chisel, with a hollow or semicylindrical blade, for scooping or cutting holes, channels, or grooves, in wood, stone, etc.; a similar instrument, with curved edge, for turning wood.

2.

A bookbinder's tool for blind tooling or gilding, having a face which forms a curve.

3.

An incising tool which cuts forms or blanks for gloves, envelopes, etc. from leather, paper, etc. Knight.

4. (Mining)

Soft material lying between the wall of a vein and the solid vein. Raymond.

5.

The act of scooping out with a gouge, or as with a gouge; a groove or cavity scooped out, as with a gouge.

6.

Imposition; cheat; fraud; also, an impostor; a cheat; a trickish person. [Slang, U. S.]

Gouge bit, a boring bit, shaped like a gouge.

 

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Gouge (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gouged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gouging (?).]

1.

To scoop out with a gouge.

2.

To scoop out, as an eye, with the thumb nail; to force out the eye of (a person) with the thumb. [K S.]

⇒ A barbarity mentioned by some travelers as formerly practiced in the brutal frays of desperadoes in some parts of the United States.

3.

To cheat in a bargain; to chouse. [Slang, U. S.]

 

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