drag·​ger | \ˈdra-gər \

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

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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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obstinately defiant of authority

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