sledger

1 of 2

noun (1)

sledg·​er
ˈslejə(r)
plural -s
: one that drives a sledge

sledger

2 of 2

noun (2)

"
plural -s
1
: a strip mine worker who digs out coal, rock, or dirt with a sledge
2
: a worker who breaks up large stone into usable pieces with a sledge

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

sledge entry 3 + -er

Noun (2)

sledge entry 1 + -er

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“Sledger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sledger. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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