cager

noun
cag·er | \ˈkājə(r)\
plural -s

Definition of cager 

1a : a worker who loads and unloads cages and gives hoisting signals

called also cageman, cage tender, onsetter, skip tender

b : a mechanical apparatus for pushing cars on or off a cage

2 : a basketball player

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First Known Use of cager

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for cager

cage entry 1 + -er

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Dictionary Entries near cager

cageling

cageman

cage mast

cager

cage tender

cagework

cagey

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