[ aj-er ]
/ ˈædʒ ər /
Also called double tide. Oceanography.
- a high tide in which the water rises to a certain level, recedes, then rises again.
- 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
Words nearby agger
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British Dictionary definitions for aggers (1 of 2)
/ (ˈæɡəz) /
Australian slang aggressive
British Dictionary definitions for aggers (2 of 2)
/ (ˈædʒə) /
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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