|1.||Also called: dredger a machine, in the form of a bucket ladder, grab, or suction device, used to remove material from a riverbed, channel, etc|
|2.||another name for dredger|
|3.||to remove (material) from a riverbed, channel, etc, by means of a dredge|
|4.||(tr) to search for (a submerged object) with or as if with a dredge; drag|
|[C16: perhaps ultimately from Old English dragan to |
|1.||to bring to notice, esp with considerable effort and from an obscure, remote, or unlikely source: to dredge up worthless ideas|
|2.||to raise with or as if with a dredge: they dredged up the corpse from the lake|
(Job 24:6). See CORN.