plugger

[pluhg-er]

noun

a person or thing that plugs.
any of various machines or tools that insert, remove, or manipulate plugs or pluglike materials, as a dental instrument used to pack and mold the filling in a tooth cavity.

Nearby words

  1. plug-ugly,
  2. plugboard,
  3. plugged,
  4. plugged in, be,
  5. plugged-in,
  6. plughole,
  7. plugola,
  8. plugugly,
  9. plum,
  10. plum curculio

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Word Origin and History for plugger

plugger

n.

1867, agent noun from plug (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for plugger

plugger

[plŭgər]

n.

A dental instrument used for condensing material in a cavity.packer

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