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[pog] /pɒg/
a poacher, Agonus cataphractus, common near the British Isles and ranging north to Greenland and Iceland.
Also called armed bullhead.
Origin of pogge
First recorded in 1665-75; origin uncertain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A name on the west coast of Scotland for the pogge, or miller's thumb (Cottus cataphractus).

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Crimes are punished by excessive administrations of the drug, which in the end stupefy the criminal (pogge, Wolff).

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker
  • Wissmann and pogge also met them a few years ago in their journey to Nyangwe.

British Dictionary definitions for pogge


Also called armed bullhead. a European marine scorpaenoid fish, Agonus cataphractus, of northern European waters, with a large head, long thin tail, and body completely covered with bony plates: family Agonidae
any other fish of the family Agonidae
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin
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