sagger

noun
sag·​ger | \ ˈsa-gər How to pronounce sagger (audio) \
variants: or saggar

Definition of sagger

: a box made of fireclay in which delicate ceramic pieces are fired

Examples of sagger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plants with exceptional properties include weavers, climbers and saggers. Sally Peterson, oregonlive, "Gardener gift idea: ‘Planting the Natural Garden’ book," 9 Dec. 2019 His friend, Durunta Floyd, 18, also said a sagger must be circumspect. John Blake, CNN, "The fall of the sagging pants era is upon us," 20 Oct. 2017 Like a lot of saggers, Floyd deliberately sags his pants so his underwear is visible. John Blake, CNN, "The fall of the sagging pants era is upon us," 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of sagger

1752, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sagger

probably alteration of safeguard

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The first known use of sagger was in 1752

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Last Updated

24 Dec 2019

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“Sagger.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sagger. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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