noun (1)
dog·​ger | \ -gə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of dogger

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a broad-bowed two-masted fishing boat used especially by the Dutch in the North Sea


noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of dogger (Entry 2 of 3)

: a worker who attaches dogs (as to logs), moves articles mechanically by dogs, or fastens articles (as stock to be machined) into dogs that will hold them for further processing


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Definition of Dogger (Entry 3 of 3)

: of, relating to, or constituting a subdivision of the European Jurassic

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First Known Use of dogger

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dogger

Noun (1)

Middle English doggere, perhaps from Middle Dutch dogge fishing boat

Noun (2)

dog entry 1 (contrivance) + -er


from dogger, a kind of ironstone prevalent in strata of this period, of unknown origin

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“Dogger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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