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[truhg, troo g] /trʌg, trʊg/
noun, British.
a shallow basket for carrying flowers, vegetables, etc., made from strips of wood.
a shallow wooden milk pan.
a wooden tray for holding mortar.
Origin of trug
1570-80; origin uncertain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "Why, he is somewhat like other men," Miles whispered softly to Giles, but trug grumbled in his throat.

    Soldier Rigdale Beulah Marie Dix
  • It occurred to him that trug would not be the liveliest of company.

    Soldier Rigdale Beulah Marie Dix
  • "Mayhap if you had trug with you, you could start some here," suggested Francis.

    Soldier Rigdale Beulah Marie Dix
  • But trug, he has not followed; very like they think we'll not run away and leave him behind.

    Soldier Rigdale Beulah Marie Dix
  • The village is remarkable for a local industry—the making of "trug" baskets for the carriage of fruit.

    Seaward Sussex Edric Holmes
  • Another favourite cradle is made from a trug basket, the handle cut off.

    Field and Hedgerow Richard Jefferies
  • Miles stood up and held Dolly close to him with one arm, while he grasped trug's collar with the other hand.

    Soldier Rigdale Beulah Marie Dix
  • Soon Dolly gasped for breath, trug lolled out his tongue, and even Miles found many pretexts to rest.

    Soldier Rigdale Beulah Marie Dix
  • Then he turned his back on her, and gave his attention to leading trug safely from stone to stone across the brook.

    Soldier Rigdale Beulah Marie Dix
  • He felt chilly now, he found, and hungry too, and he guessed he and trug were best go seek Dolly.

    Soldier Rigdale Beulah Marie Dix
British Dictionary definitions for trug


(Brit) a long shallow basket made of curved strips of wood and used for carrying flowers, fruit, etc
Word Origin
C16: perhaps dialect variant of trough
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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