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agger

[ aj-er ]
/ ˈædʒ ər /
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noun

Also called double tide. Oceanography.
  1. a high tide in which the water rises to a certain level, recedes, then rises again.
  2. a low tide in which the water recedes to a certain level, rises slightly, then recedes again.
(in ancient Roman building) an earthen mound or rampart, especially one having no revetment.

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Origin of agger

1350–1400; Middle English: heap, pile <Latin: rubble, mound, rampart, equivalent to ag-ag- + -ger, base of gerere to carry, bring
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agger
/ (ˈædʒə) /

noun

an earthwork or mound forming a rampart, esp in a Roman military camp

Word Origin for agger

C14: from Latin agger a heap, from ad- to + gerere to carry, bring
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