dro·​gher | \ ˈdrōgə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of drogher

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 river— S. W. Dean & Marguerite Marshall
3 : carrier, porter one of our best and most reliable droghers had brought his woman along to carry rations and dunnage— P. A. Zahl

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History and Etymology for drogher

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 21 Oct. 2020.

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