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Definition of "dredger" [dredg•er]

  • A dredging machine. (noun)
  • Nautical A barge or boat equipped with a dredge. (noun)
  • A container with a perforated lid used for coating food with a powder, such as flour or sugar. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dredger" in a sentence
  • "The crown prince was also briefed about the world's largest dredger, which is soon to arrive in the Kingdom to further fasten operations."
  • "The dredger, which is powered by 1,600 kilowatts of power, is 100 meters in height and weighs 3,000 tons."
  • "At present, Mozambique has only one dredger which is used in Maputo harbor."