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dredger1

[drej-er]
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noun
  1. dredge1(def 1).
  2. a person who uses a dredge.

Origin of dredger1

First recorded in 1500–10; dredge1 + -er1

dredger2

[drej-er]
noun
  1. a container with a perforated top for sprinkling flour, sugar, etc., on food for cooking.

Origin of dredger2

First recorded in 1660–70; dredge2 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for dredger

dredger1

noun
  1. Also called: dredge a vessel used for dredging, often bargelike and sometimes equipped with retractable steel piles that are driven into the bottom for stability
  2. another name for dredge 1 (def. 1)

dredger2

noun
  1. a container with a perforated top for sprinkling flour, sugar, etc
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Word Origin and History for dredger

n.

c.1500, agent noun from dredge (v.).

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