sagger

sagger

[sag-er]
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:
1680–90; perhaps variant of safeguard

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saggar or sagger (ˈsæɡə)
 
n
a clay box in which fragile ceramic wares are placed for protection during firing
 
[C17: perhaps alteration of safeguard]
 
sagger or sagger
 
n
 
[C17: perhaps alteration of safeguard]

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