Meaning of “dredger” in the English Dictionary

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"dredger" in British English

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dredgernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdredʒ.ər/ us /ˈdredʒ.ɚ/ also dredge

Examples from literature

  • I want to get some views of the dredgers getting rid of the dirt. 
  • It was one of the dredgers from the waterfront, really a submarine scoop shovel, that they used to keep the pools and the inner channel from sanding up. 
  • The dredger and the three shielded derricks hadn't gotten into action yet. 
  • The dredger went lurching forward, and everything moved off after it. 
  • The port is very spacious and commodious, and dredgers have worked assiduously for several years past to deepen the entrance to it. 

(Definition of “dredger” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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