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trug

[truhg, troo g]
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noun British.
  1. a shallow basket for carrying flowers, vegetables, etc., made from strips of wood.
  2. a shallow wooden milk pan.
  3. a wooden tray for holding mortar.

Origin of trug

First recorded in 1570–80; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for trug

Historical Examples

  • It occurred to him that Trug would not be the liveliest of company.

    Soldier Rigdale

    Beulah Marie Dix

  • But Trug, he has not followed; very like they think we'll not run away and leave him behind.

    Soldier Rigdale

    Beulah Marie Dix

  • "Mayhap if you had Trug with you, you could start some here," suggested Francis.

    Soldier Rigdale

    Beulah Marie Dix

  • The village is remarkable for a local industry—the making of "trug" baskets for the carriage of fruit.

    Seaward Sussex

    Edric Holmes

  • "Why, he is somewhat like other men," Miles whispered softly to Giles, but Trug grumbled in his throat.

    Soldier Rigdale

    Beulah Marie Dix


British Dictionary definitions for trug

trug

noun
  1. British a long shallow basket made of curved strips of wood and used for carrying flowers, fruit, etc

Word Origin

C16: perhaps dialect variant of trough
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