Chiefly British A revenue officer who inspects bulk goods subject to duty.(noun)
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Use "gauger" in a sentence
"Then he became an exciseman -- what was sometimes called "gauger" -- and was speedily cashiered for negligence."
""Would you have the gauger's wife, sister?" inquired Blanche, with a face of renewed perplexity: "I think my dear Lady Maria would be pleased if I bid the dame - for the gauger is a good friend of his Lordship - hot-headed, they say, but that does not make him the worse - and his dame takes it kindly to be noticed.""
"And if a "gauger" lost his life in some one or other of the bloody encounters that frequently took place between the smugglers and the revenue officers, why, so much the worse for the "gauger.""