drogher

noun

dro·​gher
ˈdrōgə(r)
plural -s
1
: a sailing barge used in the West Indian coastal trade especially in the Gulf of Paria
2
: a clumsy cargo boat especially of coasting type
a pulpwood drogher lumbering up the tide-torn riverS. W. Dean & Marguerite Marshall
3
: carrier, porter
one of our best and most reliable droghers had brought his woman along to carry rations and dunnageP. A. Zahl

Word History

Etymology

Dutch droger (formerly spelled drogher), literally, drier (i.e., of herring), from drogen to dry (from droog dry, from Middle Dutch drōge) + -er

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“Drogher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drogher. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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