lagan

[ lag-uh n ]
/ ˈlæg ən /

noun Law.

anything sunk in the sea, but attached to a buoy or the like so that it may be recovered.

Nearby words

  1. lag b'omer,
  2. lag correlation,
  3. lag line,
  4. lag screw,
  5. lag-screw,
  6. lagash,
  7. lagen,
  8. lagena,
  9. lageniform,
  10. lager

Also ligan.

Origin of lagan

1525–35; < Middle French (> Medieval Latin laganum); probably < Germanic; compare Old Norse lǫgn net laid in the sea

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Examples from the Web for lagan

  • 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

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