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sagger

[sag-er]
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noun
  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.
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verb (used with object)
  1. 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
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Related Words for sagger

oversize, bag, balloon, belly, bilge, billow, bloat, blob, dilate, distend, enlarge, expand, extrude, jut, massive, overhang, poke, pouch, protrude, protuberate

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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

  • There was a pause and Sagger sprang forward, trying to catch Joe around the arms.

    Joe The Hotel Boy

    Horatio Alger Jr.