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dosser

noun dos·ser \ˈdäsər\
variants: less commonly

dorser

\ˈdȯrsər\

Definition of dosser

plural

-s

  1. 1 archaic :  dossal

  2. 2 :  a basket to be carried on a person's back or, in pairs, by a horse or other beast of burden :  pannier

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Origin and Etymology of dosser

Middle English dosser, dorser, from Middle French & Medieval Latin; Middle French dossier, from Medieval Latin dorsarium, from Latin dorsum back + -arium -ary


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dosser

noun dos·ser \ˈdäsə(r)\

Definition of dosser

plural

-s

chiefly British

  1. :  one that frequents doss houses

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Origin and Etymology of dosser

doss (house) + -er


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