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plugger

[pluhg-er]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that plugs.
  2. any of various machines or tools that insert, remove, or manipulate plugs or pluglike materials, as a dental instrument used to pack and mold the filling in a tooth cavity.
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  • The Chestnut's a plugger an' ain't no good when it comes to gallopin'.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • The quitter can't survive where the plugger has the ghost of a chance.

  • For all he knew, the Plugger was used to repair faults in the crusts of planets.

    One Man's Poison

    Robert Sheckley

  • The Plugger poured merrily through the blasted lock, into the room.

    One Man's Poison

    Robert Sheckley

  • Hellman tried to run around, but the Plugger had spread, cutting the room in half.

    One Man's Poison

    Robert Sheckley


Word Origin and History for plugger

n.

1867, agent noun from plug (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

plugger in Medicine

plugger

(plŭgər)
n.
  1. A dental instrument used for condensing material in a cavity.packer
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