dogger

1
[daw-ger, dog-er]
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noun

a two-masted Dutch fishing vessel with a blunt bow, used in the North Sea.

Nearby words

  1. dogface,
  2. dogfight,
  3. dogfish,
  4. dogged,
  5. doggedly,
  6. dogger bank,
  7. doggerel,
  8. doggery,
  9. doggett's coat and badge race,
  10. doggie

Origin of dogger

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

dogger

2
[daw-ger, dog-er]

noun Metalworking.

an assistant at a drawbench.

Origin of dogger

2

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British Dictionary definitions for dogger

dogger

1

noun

a Dutch fishing vessel with two masts

Word Origin for dogger

C14: probably from Middle Dutch dogge trawler

noun

a large concretion of consolidated material occurring in certain sedimentary rocks

Word Origin for dogger

C17: of uncertain origin

noun

Australian a hunter of dingoes

Word Origin for dogger

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

Dogger

noun

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

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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