[ sag-er ]
/ ˈsæg ər /


a box or case made of refractory baked clay in which the finer ceramic wares are enclosed and protected while baking.
a hard unlayered clay underlying many coal beds.

verb (used with object)

to place in or on a sagger.


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Also sag·gar, seggar.

Origin of sagger

First recorded in 1680–90; perhaps variant of safeguard Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for saggar



/ (ˈsæɡə) /


a clay box in which fragile ceramic wares are placed for protection during firing

Word Origin for saggar

C17: perhaps alteration of safeguard
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