Definition of saggar in English:


Line breaks: sag¦gar
Pronunciation: /ˈsagə
(also sagger)


  • A protective fireclay box enclosing ceramic ware while it is being fired.
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    • It is hard to know whether the saggers were being fired by a large Iraqi force or a small but determined one.
    • When we finally reached the spot at which we estimated they had fired the saggar, there was nothing.
    • I finally decided to use a ‘sagger,’ a container in which the pottery is placed, along with a combustible material (sawdust).


mid 18th century: probably a contraction of the noun safeguard.

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