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noun (1)

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


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noun (2)

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

Word History


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

First Known Use

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Dogger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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