Examples from the Web for digger
The men had managed to recharge their headlamps using the batteries from a digger and according to Gómez, had found water nearby.
The digger shook his head, and uttered some unintelligible words.The Golden Dream|R.M. Ballantyne
Where the digger or mechanic does not thrive and save money, the fault is entirely due to his own improvidence.A Boy's Voyage Round the World|The Son of Samuel Smiles
The digger had lost twelve pounds in cash, and a gold nugget of seven ounces weight.Lost Lenore|Charles Beach
He adds that the personal pronouns show it to be a true Digger Indian tongue.Indian Linguistic Families Of America, North Of Mexico|John Wesley Powell
A glowering look was on the face of at least one of them, and that one was the halfbreed, Digger Foss.The Heritage of the Hills|Arthur P. Hankins
British Dictionary definitions for digger (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for digger (2 of 2)
- an Australian or New Zealander, esp a soldier: often used as a term of address
- (as modifier)a Digger accent
Word Origin and History for digger
mid-15c., "one who digs," agent noun from dig (v.). The communistic movement in England so called from 1649.