Definition of gouge :
1. A bookbinder's tool for blind tooling or gilding, having a face which forms a curve.
2. 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.
3. An incising tool which cuts forms or blanks for gloves, envelopes, etc. from leather, paper, etc.
4. Imposition; cheat; fraud; also, an impostor; a cheat; a trickish person.
5. Soft material lying between the wall of a vein aud the solid vein.
6. The act of scooping out with a gouge, or as with a gouge; a groove or cavity scooped out, as with a gouge.
7. To wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away ( from); to tear away; to wring ( from); to exact; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to extort a promise; to extort payment of a debt.
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perforate (part of speech: verb)
tool (part of speech: noun)
hacksaw, punch, band saw, sickle, miter box, hoe, file, level, shears, square, hedge trimmer, chain saw, crosscut saw, cold chisel, spoke shave, pliers, tool, lug wrench, hammer, spade, wedge, stapler, calipers, keyhole saw, auger, bow saw, shovel, wrecking bar, sledgehammer, claw hammer, emery wheel, screwdriver, chisel, trowel, monkey wrench, welder, hatchet, crowbar, ball-peen hammer, snips, back saw, scythe, saw, spanner, scissors, machete, planer, coping saw, tire iron, vise, grindstone, radial arm saw, jigsaw, scroll saw, handsaw, circular saw, edger, wrench, axe, pipe wrench, drill, mallet, awl, pickax, bench drill, buzz saw, arc welder, jointer, table saw, drill press, tin snips, jackknife, knife, posthole auger, plane, lathe, pick, ripsaw, grapnel
perforator (part of speech: noun)
- The proper way to hold a gouge is shown in Fig. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
- There was a mark on his nose ez ef some one had tried to gouge out his eye, and his left ear was chawed ez ef he'd bin down in a reg'lar rough- and- tumble clinch." - "From Sand Hill to Pine", Bret Harte.
- And it wasn't enough that the tired genii had to gouge out the streets of Harvey; to fill in the gulleys and ravines; to dab in scores of new houses; to toil and moil over the new hotel, witching up four bleak stories upon the prairie. - "In the Heart of a Fool", William Allen White.