drag·​ger | \ ˈdra-gər How to pronounce dragger (audio) \

Definition of dragger

: one that drags specifically : a fishing boat operating a trawl or dragnet

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Examples of dragger in a Sentence

we quickly left the draggers behind and sprinted up the hill
Recent Examples on the Web But for now, even a blind knuckle-dragger can do a hearing. Kristin Wilson And Paul Leblanc, CNN, 29 Apr. 2021 Take the Cowboys’ scoring drive just before the half, when Dalton found Gallup on a 19-yard toe-dragger down the left sideline … and then on a back-shoulder fade in the left corner of the end zone to take a 20-17 lead into halftime. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, 27 Dec. 2020 So, if your foot-dragger is, say, a phone-hating introvert with pandemic anxiety, then the call to the pediatrician isn't the thing to delegate. The Washington Post, 14 Aug. 2020 Becket Adams writing for the Washington Examiner, Dec. 30: NBC News’ Chuck Todd offered a good reminder this weekend that many in the press view people of faith as regressive knuckle-draggers. WSJ, 30 Dec. 2019 No knuckle-draggers, no chowder; not even any annoying pop music blaring from Pylon speakers. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 Oct. 2018 While the Europeans have undeniably richer interiors and pedigrees, Detroit's latest muscle cars aren't low-tech knuckle draggers. Brent Romans, Edmunds, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2018 While the Europeans have undeniably richer interiors and pedigrees, Detroit’s latest muscle cars aren’t low-tech knuckle draggers. Washington Post, 25 Apr. 2018 Only players and caddies are allowed inside the gallery ropes, so there is no disorganized entourage of TV cable-draggers, shorts-wearing media members, scorers and rules officials to spoil the visual or distract the player. Gary D'amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of dragger

circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dragger was circa 1500

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5 May 2021

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“Dragger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dragger. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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