If you need to bore a hole in a block of ice, grab your auger. An auger is a hand tool with a long blade that looks sort of like a screw, which drills holes when turned.

An auger is typically used to drill holes in material such as wood, soil, or ice. When you turn the auger, the blade digs into the material and slowly shaves away a thin layer, eventually creating a hole. Think of it as working like a drill — only you’re the one supplying the power. A special kind of auger made out of a long coil of wire can be used to clear clogs out of drains or pipe

Definitions of auger
  1. noun
    a hand tool used to bore holes
    synonyms: gimlet, screw auger, wimble
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    type of:
    a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
  2. noun
    a long flexible steel coil for dislodging stoppages in curved pipes
    synonyms: plumber's snake
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    type of:
    hand tool
    a tool used with workers' hands
    something long, thin, and flexible that resembles a snake
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