lag·​an | \ ˈla-gən How to pronounce lagan (audio) \
variants: or less commonly lagend \ ˈla-​gənd How to pronounce lagend (audio) \

Definition of lagan

: goods thrown into the sea with a buoy attached so that they may be found again

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The tire reef is different from the usual flotsam, jetsam, lagan and derelict. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "‘It just looks like a pile of trash’: Boat crew hauls tire reef out of the sea off Newport," 19 Oct. 2017 Test Results: Carry-On Luggage View 128 Photos Cargo Configurations Cargo Volume Comparisons View 128 Photos Interior Cubby Storage Storage for the litter and lagan that passengers bring into the XC90 won’t impress. Car and Driver, "2018 Volvo XC90," 28 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of lagan

1641, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lagan

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

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The first known use of lagan was in 1641

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an act or instance of returning to life

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