1. a box or case made of refractory baked clay in which the finer ceramic wares are enclosed and protected while baking.
  2. a hard unlayered clay underlying many coal beds.
verb (used with object)
  1. to place in or on a sagger.
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. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for saggar



  1. 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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