Origin of dredger1
- a container with a perforated top for sprinkling flour, sugar, etc., on food for cooking.
Origin of dredger2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for dredger
This dredger raised about 30 tons per hour at the cost of 2d.
The dredger and the three shielded derricks hadn't gotten into action yet.Four-Day Planet
Henry Beam Piper
In building a second dredger this might of course be greatly reduced.
The conditions laid down for this dredger were that it should float in 18 in.
Jack Harvey, who had long ere this learned the necessity of quick obedience aboard the dredger, hastened to obey.Jack Harvey's Adventures
Ruel Perley Smith
- 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
- another name for dredge 1 (def. 1)
- a container with a perforated top for sprinkling flour, sugar, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for dredger
c.1500, agent noun from dredge (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper