dogger

dogger

1 [daw-ger, dog-er]
noun
a two-masted Dutch fishing vessel with a blunt bow, used in the North Sea.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English < Middle Dutch dogge fishing boat + -er -er1

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dogger

2 [daw-ger, dog-er]
noun Metalworking.
an assistant at a drawbench.

Origin:
dog + -er1

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dogger1 (ˈdɒɡə)
 
n
a Dutch fishing vessel with two masts
 
[C14: probably from Middle Dutch dogge trawler]

dogger2 (ˈdɒɡə)
 
n
a large concretion of consolidated material occurring in certain sedimentary rocks
 
[C17: of uncertain origin]

dogger3 (ˈdɒɡə)
 
n
(Austral) a hunter of dingoes
 
[C20: from dog (see sense 2a) + -er1]

Dogger (ˈdɒɡə)
 
n
geology a formation of mid-Jurassic rocks in N England

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dogger
"two-masted fishing boat," used in North Sea fishery, 1356, of unknown origin. It is the source of the name Dogger Bank (1666) for the great banks of shoals in the North Sea.
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