- a staggered arrangement of wings.
- the amount of staggering.
- Also called blind staggers. acute selenium poisoning of livestock characterized by a staggering gait usually followed by respiratory failure and death.
- a condition of unknown cause, occurring in pregnant sheep, cattle, and other animals during or just following extended transport, characterized by a staggering gait and progressive paralysis.
Origin of stagger
synonym study for stagger
OTHER WORDS FROM staggerstag·ger·er, nounoutstagger, verb (used with object)un·stag·gered, adjective
How to use stagger in a sentence
The play is double trouble, with George flying around a stagger screen and Leonard jostling for a snug position down on the left block.
He had a drunken stagger and slurred speech, so putting two and two together, I figured security had eighty-sixed him.
His success later in the afternoon has staggered a nation and sent two families reeling from heartache that never diminishes.Any Outrage Out There for Ramos and Liu, Protesters?|Mike Barnicle|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kitty staggered around the corner to the rear of her building, trying to make it home.
I was not prepared for the staggered, ruthless falling apart of one of the people I love most in the world.
Edwards (who was governor for a total of sixteen, staggered years from 1972 to 1996) was long-dogged by charges of corruption.
Sid was the only one who laughed; staggered around, holding his gut.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview|Alex Belth|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He staggered along with much difficulty and managed to complete half of it by Christmas.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
The drunken Man staggered to his feet, and hiccupped vehemently in the face of the assembled Gods.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
In this case, the holes in the tracker bar are made smaller than usual and they are staggered--or arranged in two rows.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
Black Hood fell back from the door, staggered by his first contact with that hissing gray hell.
As she turned the corner, a lame child in a calico dress and torn hood staggered past her bent with the weight of a heavy basket.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater