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lagan

[lag-uh n] /ˈlæg ən/
noun, Law.
1.
anything sunk in the sea, but attached to a buoy or the like so that it may be recovered.
Also, ligan.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Middle French (> Medieval Latin laganum); probably < Germanic; compare Old Norse lǫgn net laid in the sea
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lagan

/ˈlæɡən/
noun
1.
goods or wreckage on the sea bed, sometimes attached to a buoy to permit recovery Compare flotsam, jetsam
Word Origin
C16: from Old French lagan, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse lögn dragnet
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