Dictionary.com

lagan

[ lag-uhn ]
/ ˈlæg ən /
Save This Word!

noun Law.
anything sunk in the sea, but attached to a buoy or the like so that it may be recovered.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Also lig·an [lahy-guhn] /ˈlaɪ gən/ .

Origin of lagan

First recorded in 1525–35; from Middle French (from Medieval Latin laganum ); probably from Germanic; compare Old Norse lǫgn “net laid in the sea”
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use lagan in a sentence

  • The department is subdivided into three offices—Lagan, Flotsam, and Jetsam—and in each there is an officer.

    The Man Who Laughs|Victor Hugo

British Dictionary definitions for lagan

lagan

ligan (ˈlaɪɡən)

/ (ˈlæɡən) /

noun
goods or wreckage on the sea bed, sometimes attached to a buoy to permit recoveryCompare flotsam, jetsam

Word Origin for lagan

C16: from Old French lagan, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse lögn dragnet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK