dogger

1
[daw-ger, dog-er]

Origin of dogger

1
1325–75; Middle English < Middle Dutch dogge fishing boat + -er -er1

dogger

2
[daw-ger, dog-er]
noun Metalworking.
  1. an assistant at a drawbench.

Origin of dogger

2
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British Dictionary definitions for dogger

dogger

1
noun
  1. a Dutch fishing vessel with two masts

Word Origin for dogger

C14: probably from Middle Dutch dogge trawler

dogger

2
noun
  1. a large concretion of consolidated material occurring in certain sedimentary rocks

Word Origin for dogger

C17: of uncertain origin

dogger

3
noun
  1. Australian a hunter of dingoes

Word Origin for dogger

C20: from dog (see sense 2a) + -er 1

Dogger

noun
  1. geology a formation of mid-Jurassic rocks in N England
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Word Origin and History for dogger
n.

"two-masted fishing boat," used in North Sea fishery, mid-14c., of unknown origin. It likely is the source of the name Dogger Bank (1660s) for the great banks of shoals in the North Sea.

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