- a box or case made of refractory baked clay in which the finer ceramic wares are enclosed and protected while baking.
- a hard unlayered clay underlying many coal beds.
- to place in or on a sagger.
Also sag·gar, seggar.
Origin of sagger
First recorded in 1680–90; perhaps variant of safeguard
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Examples from the Web for sagger
"That Sagger is certainly on the downward path," said Frank.
In fact, there is an entire section in the clay-shop devoted to nothing but sagger making.The Story of Porcelain
Sara Ware Bassett
A cream or buff body is all that is necessary, therefore, and the foundation of this is a clay known as sagger clay.
Bats and props are best made of sagger clay to which has been added about one-third of crushed fire-brick.
"Don't you call me afraid," said Sagger, but his voice had lost much of its bullying tone.