lug·​ger | \ ˈlə-gər How to pronounce lugger (audio) \

Definition of lugger

: a small fishing or coasting boat that carries one or more lugsails

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Examples of lugger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wooden boats competed in skiff, workboat, lugger, trawler, runabout, sailboat and cruiser classes. Ann Benoit,, "Madisonville drew the boats and crowds for annual Wooden Boat Festival," 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of lugger

1757, in the meaning defined above

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“Lugger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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