- a small ship lug-rigged on two or three masts.
Origin of lugger
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Examples from the Web for lugger
There have been more shots fired at this lugger than she could carry wore she loaded with them.
The lugger could be brought to Dead Man's Edge, and the horse led down to it.
My first shock, on reaching the pier, was to see what they called the lugger.Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
It will be a close thing; but I agree with you, I am afraid that the lugger will be here first.Under Wellington's Command
G. A. Henty
Of course, my lugger does but a very small proportion of it.No Surrender!
G. A. Henty
- nautical a small working boat rigged with a lugsail
C18: from lugsail
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Word Origin and History for lugger
"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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