- 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.
- to place in or on a sagger.
Also sag·gar, seggar.
Origin of sagger
First recorded in 1680–90; perhaps variant of safeguard
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- a clay box in which fragile ceramic wares are placed for protection during firing
C17: perhaps alteration of safeguard