Definition of lugger in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈləɡər/


A small sailing ship with two or three masts and a lugsail on each.
Example sentences
  • But we can only wonder whether the dark shapes below our dinghy are marine life or the ghostly remains of pearling luggers and guano sailing ships wrecked by cyclones around the turn of last century.
  • Forget all the sailing ships, the sloops, brigs, schooners and luggers lost here, and concentrate on the steamships.
  • Several lighter vessels and pearling luggers were sunk or wrecked.


Mid 18th century: from lugsail + -er1.

Words that rhyme with lugger

hugger, mugger, plugger, rugger, slugger, Srinagar, tugger

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Syllabification: lug·ger

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