lugger

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

Definition of lugger

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

Illustration of lugger

Illustration of lugger

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, NOLA.com, "Madisonville drew the boats and crowds for annual Wooden Boat Festival," 27 Oct. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'lugger.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of lugger

1757, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lugger

lugsail

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about lugger

Dictionary Entries near lugger

luggage tan

luggage van

luggar

lugger

luggie

lug hook

Lugo

Statistics for lugger

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for lugger

The first known use of lugger was in 1757

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on lugger

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with lugger

Britannica English: Translation of lugger for Arabic Speakers

Comments on lugger

What made you want to look up lugger? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!