agger

[aj-er]

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.

Nearby words

  1. agesilaus ii,
  2. ageusia,
  3. aggada,
  4. aggadah,
  5. aggadic,
  6. aggers,
  7. aggeus,
  8. aggie,
  9. aggiornamento,
  10. agglomerate

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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British Dictionary definitions for aggers

aggers

adjective

Australian slang aggressive

agger

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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