lugger

[ luhg-er ]
/ ˈlʌg ər /
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noun Nautical.

a small ship lug-rigged on two or three masts.

Nearby words

  1. lugar,
  2. luge,
  3. luger,
  4. luggage,
  5. luggage van,
  6. lugger topsail,
  7. luggie,
  8. lughnasadh,
  9. lughole,
  10. lugo

Origin of lugger

First recorded in 1785–95; lug(sail) + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for lugger

lugger

/ (ˈlʌɡə) /

noun

nautical a small working boat rigged with a lugsail

Word Origin for lugger

C18: from lugsail

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Word Origin and History for lugger

lugger

n.

"small fishing or coasting boat," 1757, from lugsail (see lug (n.)) or else from Dutch logger "to fish with a dragnet."

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