from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See bogy.
  • noun A small wheelbarrow or box upon wheels, made of light boiler-plate iron, used in the removal from the furnace of blackash in the manufacture of soda by the Leblanc process.
  • noun See Colonel Bogie.
  • noun A name first given at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in England, to a coal-wagon or truck so constructed as to turn easily in moving about the quays; a trolly.
  • noun An English term for a four-wheeled truck supporting the front part of a locomotive engine, or placed one under each end of a railway-carriage, and turning beneath it by means of a central pin or pivot, to facilitate the passing of sudden curves.
  • noun In a saw-mill, a small carriage running on a transverse track on a log-carriage, used to change the position of the log in relation to the saw.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A four-wheeled truck, having a certain amount of play around a vertical axis, used to support in part a locomotive on a railway track.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun India Structure with axles and wheels under a railroad carriage or locomotive.
  • noun Cigarette.
  • noun military An aircraft of unknown friend/foe status. (compare bandit)
  • noun golf A score one stroke higher than par on any one hole.
  • noun music A toy similar to a violin bow, consisting of a wooden stick with notches along one or more sides or edges to produce a rattly noise when kratzed (stroked) against a hard edge, lip of container etc.
  • noun A piece of solid or semisolid mucus in or removed from the nostril.
  • noun Ghost.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an unidentified (and possibly enemy) aircraft
  • noun an evil spirit


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  • Now, you have to understand that it's not designed to survive it being crooked like that when it touches the ground and so it's likely the first thing that will happen and, of course, the nose will be lowered much -- as late as possible at the slowest possible speed but you're probably going to tear that's called a bogie (ph), those wheels they're probably going to be torn off.

    CNN Transcript Sep 21, 2005

  • After some humorous misunderstandings I finally caught up with my pal Bogie and had a lovely pub lunch with the whole Bogie clan (not to be confused with "bogie" and yes, when in Britain I do try to visit only the people whose names begin with "B"), then lots of lively conversation until rather late -- and of course, I came away with a handful of entertaining disks to take away (thanks again!)

    2007 UK Tour (Leg One) Part Two

  • The word is of unknown origin; it may be connected with "bogie" (_q. v._) a truck.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • They say that from the time it was built, somewhere about 1831, by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to collect water for the canals, it has been the "bogie" of the district.

    The Johnstown Horror!!! or, Valley of Death, being A Complete and Thrilling Account of the Awful Floods and Their Appalling Ruin

  • Most of these dear people are even ignorant as to who 'bogie' is, or why we should be so proud of beating him.

    The Rosary

  • Even so-called Chance, which used to be the "bogie" behind Natural Selection, has now been found to illustrate -- in the law of Probabilities -- the absence of Chance.

    The Story of the Mind

  • The Bishop hastily returned to the charge, endeavouring to persuade his little granddaughter that the "bogie" had really been "cook's black cat," generally condemned to the kitchen and blackbeetles, but occasionally let loose to roam the upper floors in search of nobler game.

    The Case of Richard Meynell

  • Then the play began, and by the time the first act was over Alice had taken a mental inventory of her "bogie" and made up her mind that she was no bogie at all.

    Uncle Terry A Story of the Maine Coast

  • American has a movable truck or "bogie" under the front part of the engine.

    Peter Cooper The Riverside Biographical Series, Number 4

  • Tovas tribe, and knows something of why her father fled from his old home; that is, she believes it to have been through fear of El Supremo, the "bogie" of every Paraguayan child, boy or girl.

    Gaspar the Gaucho A Story of the Gran Chaco


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  • UK equivalent of booger.

    March 26, 2014

  • defined matchlessly by the Creepy Paparazzo of Spice World (Richard O'Brien!!!) - "here's you in the lift pickin yer nose...another bogie breakfast"

    March 26, 2014