noun cag·er \ˈkājə(r)\

Definition of cager



  1. 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. 2 :  a basketball player

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Origin and Etymology of cager

1cage + -er

First Known Use: 1878

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a trip made at another's expense

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