A cut or groove, as left by something sharp.
A chisel, with a curved blade, for scooping or cutting holes, channels, or grooves, in wood, stone, etc.
* 1823 , ,
- The nail left a deep gouge in the tire.
A bookbinder's tool with a curved face, used for blind tooling or gilding.
An incising tool that cuts forms or blanks for gloves, envelopes, etc.. from leather, paper, etc.
- The "steeple" was a little cupola, reared on the very centre of the roof, on four tall pillars of pine that were fluted with a gouge , and loaded with mouldings.
(mining) Soft material lying between the wall of a vein and the solid vein.
(slang) Imposition; cheat; fraud.
(slang) An impostor; a cheat.
To make a mark or hole by scooping.
(transitive, or, intransitive) To push, or try to push the eye (of a person) out of its socket.
* 1930 , ,
- Japanese and Chinese printers used to gouge characters in wood.
To charge an unreasonably or unfairly high price.
- He tried to clinch and gouge , but another right hook to the jaw sent him down and out.
- They have no competition, so they tend to gouge their customers.
* (make a mark or hole by scooping) engrave
* (charge an unreasonable price) swindle
* gouge out
* price gouging
To cut, originally with a sword or other bladed weapon, now usually with shears, or as if using shears.
* 1819 , Walter Scott, Ivanhoe :
- So trenchant was the Templar’s weapon, that it shore asunder, as it had been a willow twig, the tough and plaited handle of the mace, which the ill-fated Saxon reared to parry the blow, and, descending on his head, levelled him with the earth.
To remove the fleece from a sheep etc by clipping.
(physics) To deform because of shearing forces.
(Scotland) To reap, as grain.
- the golden tresses were shorn away
(figurative) To deprive of property; to fleece.
a cutting tool similar to scissors, but often larger
the act of shearing, or something removed by shearing
- short of the wool, and naked from the shear
(physics) a force that produces a shearing strain
(geology) The response of a rock to deformation usually by compressive stress, resulting in particular textures.
- After the second shearing, he is a two-shear' ram; at the expiration of another year, he is a three-' shear ram; the name always taking its date from the time of shearing.