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dogger1

[daw-ger, dog-er] /ˈdɔ gər, ˈdɒg ər/
noun
1.
a two-masted Dutch fishing vessel with a blunt bow, used in the North Sea.
Origin of dogger1
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English < Middle Dutch dogge fishing boat + -er -er1

dogger2

[daw-ger, dog-er] /ˈdɔ gər, ˈdɒg ər/
noun, Metalworking.
1.
an assistant at a drawbench.
Origin
dog + -er1
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Examples from the Web for dogger
Historical Examples
  • A fresh northerly wind took us well out into the North Sea; then, a few days later, we lay becalmed on the dogger.

    Dry Fish and Wet Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen
  • How it came about that he was bound for the dogger Bank needs explanation.

  • Seeing from afar what was happening, the mate and six men who had been sent to board the dogger now returned to the Sincerity.

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

    Cornish Characters S. Baring-Gould
  • The second line took a wide curve to the west, and crossed right over the center of a shoal marked “dogger Bank.”

    The International Spy Allen Upward
  • Meanwhile, the smugglers set to work on the dogger's cargo and landed it safely.

  • dogger, a Dutch vessel equipped with two masts and somewhat resembling a ketch.

  • The cobbles which he was able to intercept had just been employed in transferring the contraband from the dogger to the shore.

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

    Down the Yellowstone Lewis R. Freeman
  • On the second night she shifted her ballast into the lee bow, and by that time we had been blown off somewhere on the dogger Bank.

    Youth Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for dogger

dogger1

/ˈdɒɡə/
noun
1.
a Dutch fishing vessel with two masts
Word Origin
C14: probably from Middle Dutch dogge trawler

dogger2

/ˈdɒɡə/
noun
1.
a large concretion of consolidated material occurring in certain sedimentary rocks
Word Origin
C17: of uncertain origin

dogger3

/ˈdɒɡə/
noun
1.
(Austral) a hunter of dingoes
Word Origin
C20: from dog (see sense 2a) + -er1

Dogger

/ˈdɒɡə/
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for dogger

dogger

Related Terms

hot dogger

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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