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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“Cager.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cager. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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