lag·​an ˈla-gən How to pronounce lagan (audio)
variants or less commonly lagend
: goods thrown into the sea with a buoy attached so that they may be found again

Examples of lagan in a Sentence

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Word History


Middle French lagan or Medieval Latin laganum debris washed up from the sea

First Known Use

1641, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lagan was in 1641

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Cite this Entry

“Lagan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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