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pogge

[pog]
noun
  1. a poacher, Agonus cataphractus, common near the British Isles and ranging north to Greenland and Iceland.
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Origin of pogge

First recorded in 1665–75; origin uncertain
Also called armed bullhead.
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Examples from the Web for pogge

Historical Examples

  • A name on the west coast of Scotland for the pogge, or miller's thumb (Cottus cataphractus).

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • Crimes are punished by excessive administrations of the drug, which in the end stupefy the criminal (Pogge, Wolff).

    The Races of Man

    Joseph Deniker

  • Wissmann and Pogge also met them a few years ago in their journey to Nyangwe.


British Dictionary definitions for pogge

pogge

noun
  1. Also called: armed bullhead a European marine scorpaenoid fish, Agonus cataphractus, of northern European waters, with a large head, long thin tail, and body completely covered with bony plates: family Agonidae
  2. any other fish of the family Agonidae
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Word Origin

C18: of unknown origin
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