[ 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
Words nearby sagger
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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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