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[ee-ger, ey-ger] /ˈi gər, ˈeɪ gər/
noun, Chiefly British.
a tidal bore or flood.
Origin of eagre
1640-50; apparently representing earlier agar, ager, obscurely akin to hyger, higre; (compare Anglo-Latin (12th century) higra the tidal bore of the Severn); compared with Old English ēgor, eogor flood, high tide, though preservation of g in modern forms is problematic Unabridged
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a tidal bore, esp of the Humber or Severn estuary
Word Origin
C17: perhaps from Old English ēagor flood; compare Old English ēa river, water
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