sagger

[sag-er]

noun

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.

Also sag·gar, seggar.

Origin of sagger

First recorded in 1680–90; perhaps variant of safeguard
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Examples from the Web for sagger

Historical Examples of sagger

  • "That Sagger is certainly on the downward path," said Frank.

    Joe The Hotel Boy

    Horatio Alger Jr.

  • In fact,   there is an entire section in the clay-shop devoted to nothing but sagger making.

    The Story of Porcelain

    Sara Ware Bassett

  • A cream or buff body is all that is necessary, therefore, and the foundation of this is a clay known as sagger clay.

    The Potter's Craft

    Charles F. Binns

  • Bats and props are best made of sagger clay to which has been added about one-third of crushed fire-brick.

    The Potter's Craft

    Charles F. Binns

  • "Don't you call me afraid," said Sagger, but his voice had lost much of its bullying tone.

    Joe The Hotel Boy

    Horatio Alger Jr.