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dogger1

[daw-ger, dog-er]
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noun
  1. a two-masted Dutch fishing vessel with a blunt bow, used in the North Sea.

Origin of dogger1

1325–75; Middle English < Middle Dutch dogge fishing boat + -er -er1

dogger2

[daw-ger, dog-er]
noun Metalworking.
  1. an assistant at a drawbench.

Origin of dogger2

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Examples from the Web for dogger

Historical Examples

  • How it came about that he was bound for the Dogger Bank needs explanation.

    Chatterbox, 1905.

    Various

  • In 1781 the Cleopatra was in the action off the Dogger Bank, but in 1783 was paid off.

    Cornish Characters

    S. Baring-Gould

  • That was about all I arrived in time to hear, but the "dogger" had been more fortunate.

    Down the Yellowstone

    Lewis R. Freeman

  • The Dogger Bank is frequented by numbers of French fishing-boats.

  • The Dogger was at anchor, and the crew fishing, when the pirates attacked them.


British Dictionary definitions for dogger

dogger1

noun
  1. a Dutch fishing vessel with two masts

Word Origin

C14: probably from Middle Dutch dogge trawler

dogger2

noun
  1. a large concretion of consolidated material occurring in certain sedimentary rocks

Word Origin

C17: of uncertain origin

dogger3

noun
  1. Australian a hunter of dingoes

Word Origin

C20: from dog (see sense 2a) + -er 1

Dogger

noun
  1. geology a formation of mid-Jurassic rocks in N England
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Word Origin and History for dogger

n.

"two-masted fishing boat," used in North Sea fishery, mid-14c., of unknown origin. It likely is the source of the name Dogger Bank (1660s) for the great banks of shoals in the North Sea.

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