Definition of saggar in English:

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saggar

Pronunciation: /ˈsaɡə/
(also sagger)

noun

A protective fireclay box enclosing ceramic ware while it is being fired.
Example sentences
  • 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).

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with saggar

blagger, bragger, dagger, flagger, Jagger, lagger, nagger, quagga, stagger, swagger

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