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sagger

[sag-er] /ˈsæg ər/
noun
1.
a box or case made of refractory baked clay in which the finer ceramic wares are enclosed and protected while baking.
2.
a hard unlayered clay underlying many coal beds.
verb (used with object)
3.
to place in or on a sagger.
Also, saggar, seggar.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; perhaps variant of safeguard
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saggar

/ˈsæɡə/
noun
1.
a clay box in which fragile ceramic wares are placed for protection during firing
Word Origin
C17: perhaps alteration of safeguard
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