agger

noun

ag·​ger ˈa-jər How to pronounce agger (audio)
plural aggers
1
: a mound or construction made of soil and stones : earthwork sense 1: such as
a
: a fortification made chiefly of earth : rampart
b
: a road usually raised and with sloping drainage embankments
2
: an anatomical prominence

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, "heap of stones, earthwork," borrowed from Latin — more at exaggerate

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of agger was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Agger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agger. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

agger

noun

ag·​ger ˈaj-ər How to pronounce agger (audio)
: an anatomical prominence
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