1. noun
a) A cut or groove, as left by something sharp.

The nail left a deep gouge in the tire.

b) A chisel, with a curved blade, for scooping or cutting holes, channels, or grooves, in wood, stone, 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.

2. verb
a) To make a mark or hole by scooping.

Japanese and Chinese printers used to gouge characters in wood.

b) To push, or try to push the eye (of a person) out of its socket.

He tried to clinch and gouge, but another right hook to the jaw sent him down and out.

See Also: gouged, gouger

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