Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dredging machine.
  • n. Nautical A barge or boat equipped with a dredge.
  • n. A container with a perforated lid used for coating food with a powder, such as flour or sugar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A vessel equipped for the removal of sand or sediment from the seabed.
  • n. a container with a perforated lid used for scattering sugar or flour

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who fishes with a dredge.
  • n. A dredging machine.
  • n. A box with holes in its lid; -- used for sprinkling flour, as on meat or a breadboard; -- called also dredging box, drudger, and drudging box.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who works with or makes use of a dredge.
  • n. A boat or vessel used in dredging.
  • n. A dredging-machine.
  • n. A dredging-box.

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

  • n. a barge (or a vessel resembling a barge) that is used for dredging

Etymologies

dredge +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The crown prince was also briefed about the world's largest dredger, which is soon to arrive in the Kingdom to further fasten operations.

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  • The dredger, which is powered by 1,600 kilowatts of power, is 100 meters in height and weighs 3,000 tons.

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  • At present, Mozambique has only one dredger which is used in Maputo harbor.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "dredger" came its rounds; and, for fear he should miss the warm consolations of a lower third "Scrunch," they organised one for his special benefit, and had the happiness of seeing him rising in the middle, scared and puffing, with cheeks the colour of a peony.

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  • Still, when I am standpoint in a dredger, bathrobe waterfall is the last of lady-in-waiting who.

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  • That the BP oil spill may be twice as bad as earlier estimates was hard news to hear but no surprise to Christian Delos Reyes, a 39-year-old oyster dredger.

    Former EPA Chief On Gulf Oil Spill: 'It's Going To Blow The Record Books Up'

  • Three ships, six fishing boats and a filthy dredger stood along the busy wharf where the river flowed into the firth.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

  • Late 2007 I was here on behalf of my comapany Van Oord to repair our dredger.

    Kaohsiung Harbor 1980s Photos?

  • I can hardly blame the engineer who designs the hydraulic dredger, nor the driller at Exxon who mines oil for his boat, nor the construction woman who paved the ramp where the clammer launched his boat this morning.

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  • Meanwhile, in case you're wondering, a trailing suction hopper dredger operates very much like a floating vacuum cleaner.

    Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers

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