Drogher

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Drogher A small craft used in the West India Islands to take off sugars, rum, etc., to the merchantmen; also, a vessel for transporting lumber, cotton, etc., coastwise; as, a lumber drogher .
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Drogher a West Indian coasting vessel, with long masts and lateen sails.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Drag

Usage

In literature:

The port fell; the drogher went on bumping alongside, completely disregarded.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
The drogher was hired by the day, and the longer she was out the more he pocketed.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
One fine day the drogher was driven out to sea, and never heard of a'terwards.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
In the state of the sea, to get on board the drogher from the dinghy, was an operation too dangerous to be attempted.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
Two other big fellows arrived in quick succession, one with a load which he relinquished to a drogher-in-waiting.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
For an inch the droghers climbed over the bodies braced against the cliff.
"Jungle Peace" by William Beebe
A number of sailing "droghers" also ply from port to port.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2" by Various
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