dredger

dredge VERB 1) clean out the bed of (a harbour, river, etc.) with a dredge. 2) bring up or remove with a dredge. 3) (dredge up) bring (something unwelcome and forgotten) to people's attention.
NOUN an apparatus for bringing up objects or mud from a river or seabed by scooping or dragging.
DERIVATIVES dredger noun.
ORIGIN perhaps related to Dutch dregghe 'grappling hook' .

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  • Dredger — Dredg er (dr[e^]j [ e]r), n. 1. One who fishes with a dredge. [1913 Webster] 2. A dredging machine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dredger — Dredg er, n. (Cookery) A box with holes in its lid; used for sprinkling flour, as on meat or a breadboard; called also {dredging box}, {drudger}, and {drudging box}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dredger — c.1500, agent noun from DREDGE (Cf. dredge) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dredger — UK [ˈdredʒə(r)] / US [ˈdredʒər] noun [countable] Word forms dredger : singular dredger plural dredgers 1) a boat with equipment for removing dirt and sand from the bottom of a river or lake 2) a container used for shaking something such as sugar… …   English dictionary

  • dredger — Something or someone that is tedious or boring. People stopped hanging out with Greg because listening to his long stories about statistics was a real dredger …   Dictionary of american slang

  • dredger — [[t]dre̱ʤə(r)[/t]] dredgers N COUNT A dredger is a boat which is fitted with a special machine that is used to increase the size of harbours, rivers, and canals …   English dictionary

  • dredger — žemsemė statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Plūduriuojančioji mašina, turinti padargą gruntui kasti po vandeniu. atitikmenys: angl. dredge; dredger vok. Bagger, m; Nassbagger, m; Schwimmbagger, m rus. драга, f; землечерпалка, f …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • dredger — draga statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Įtaisas augalams ir gyvūnams iš gilių vandens telkinių dugno iškelti. atitikmenys: angl. dredge; dredger vok. Bagger, m rus. драга, f …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • dredger — I. noun see dredge I II. noun see dredge III …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dredger — dredger1 /drej euhr/, n. 1. dredge1 (def. 1). 2. a person who uses a dredge. [1500 10; DREDGE1 + ER1] dredger2 /drej euhr/, n. a container with a perforated top for sprinkling flour, sugar, etc., on food for cooking. [1660 70; DREDGE2 + ER1] * *… …   Universalium

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