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 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, "Notable & Quotable: Chuck Todd and Faith," 30 Dec. 2019 No knuckle-draggers, no chowder; not even any annoying pop music blaring from Pylon speakers. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "Slow Skiing in Japan's Deep North," 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, "Camaro, Challenger, Mustang: Muscle cars that pack a performance punch," 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, "Edmunds: Muscle cars that pack a punch," 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, "D'Amato: What makes Masters special? A million things, big and small," 4 Apr. 2018 Her friend did not see what caused Rosenblum's tail-dragger style plane to crash. Everton Bailey Jr., OregonLive.com, "Pilot killed in crash was accomplished author, fixture in Oregon aviation community," 12 Mar. 2018 The imbroglio centers around a system called Palantir, which teases out connections from giant mounds of data, and visualizes those links in ways that even knuckle-draggers can understand. Noah Shachtman, WIRED, "No Spy Software Scandal Here, Army Claims," 30 Nov. 2012

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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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“Dragger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dragger. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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