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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.

4. (Science: chemical) Soft material lying between the wall of a vein aud the solid vein.

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

Origin: f. Gouge. LL. Gubia, guvia, gulbia, gulvia, gulvium; cf. Bisc. Gubia bow, gubioa throat.