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dredger1

[drej-er] /ˈdrɛdʒ ər/
noun
1.
dredge1 (def 1).
2.
a person who uses a dredge.
Origin
1500-1510
1500-10; dredge1 + -er1

dredger2

[drej-er] /ˈdrɛdʒ ər/
noun
1.
a container with a perforated top for sprinkling flour, sugar, etc., on food for cooking.
Origin
1660-70; dredge2 + -er1
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Examples from the web for dredger
  • For an example, listing specific triggers when the burden for additional sampling costs will fall on the individual dredger.
  • If you worked with another dredger make sure they put your commercial registration number on their reports.
  • They are not recurring expenses every time the dredger vacates the site for a safe harbor.
  • dredger tailings are long linear deposits left by historical gold mining operations.
British Dictionary definitions for dredger

dredger1

/ˈdrɛdʒə/
noun
1.
Also called dredge. a vessel used for dredging, often bargelike and sometimes equipped with retractable steel piles that are driven into the bottom for stability
2.
another name for dredge1 (sense 1)

dredger2

/ˈdrɛdʒə/
noun
1.
a container with a perforated top for sprinkling flour, sugar, etc
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Word Origin and History for dredger
n.

c.1500, agent noun from dredge (v.).

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