Definition of dredger in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdrejər/


A barge or other vessel designed for dredging harbors or other bodies of water.
Example sentences
  • Other displays around the base featured merchant marine activities - from dredgers to cruise liners - diving past and present, the fishing industry, marine sport, traditional skills and the environment.
  • He pointed out that the dredger was a slow ship and could only sail with the tide.
  • Historically, ports tended to have a dedicated dredger or fleet of dredgers to carry out the work required.

Words that rhyme with dredger

edger, hedger, ledger, pledger, St Leger

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Syllabification: dredg·er

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