• WordNet 3.6
    • n lugger small fishing boat rigged with one or more lugsails
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lugger (Naut) A small vessel having two or three masts, and a running bowsprit, and carrying lugsails. See Illustration in Appendix.
    • n Lugger (Zoöl) An Indian falcon (Falco jugger), similar to the European lanner and the American prairie falcon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lugger A vessel carrying either two or three masts, often with a running bowsprit and always with lug-sails. On the bowsprit are set two or three jibs, and the lug-sails hang obliquely to the masts.
    • n lugger Same as jugger.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lugger a small vessel with two or three masts, a running bowsprit, and long or lug sails
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand., Sw. lugga, to pull by the hair—lugg, the forelock; from a base luk, to pull, present in Scot. lug, the ear.


In literature:

Bob stood watching the lugger intently, and gave a shout as he saw the foresail run rapidly down.
"Held Fast For England" by G. A. Henty
The lugger sped through the water, and Stair Garland still sat dazed.
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
It was not so dark but that I could see the outline of a Deal lugger.
"The Frozen Pirate" by W. Clark Russell
Baker, of the Valiant, armed lugger, to make sail to windward, for the purpose of reconnoitring them.
"Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I" by Sir John Ross
A lugger put in this morning belonging to some smugglers.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
He headed for them; scanned the white dots through a glass, and saw that this was a fishing fleet of small, unarmed luggers.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
The lugger shivered, then grated violently.
"Border Ghost Stories" by Howard Pease
Once aboard the lugger, I should say train, our berths were allotted to us, and we soon settled down.
"A Yeoman's Letters" by P. T. Ross
Soon after, the lugger doubled the point and disappeared.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
As it was, the girl (and he cursed her) had guessed him to blame for the loss of the lugger.
"Merry-Garden and Other Stories" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Oh, these luggers, these luggers!
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
Bigbie's lugger is lying at the foot of the hill with sail up for Glasgow, and from there the world lies open for us.
"Nancy Stair" by Elinor Macartney Lane
A fortnight ago he pretty nigh came down on a lugger that was landing a cargo in Lulworth Cove.
"Through Russian Snows" by G. A Henty
He expected the lugger on the following night, and the cutter was an object of interest to Harry.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by John Mackay Wilson
There is no longer height enough in the tumble of it to throw us about like a Deal lugger.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
Each ship had but one mast, with a broad lugger sail, and for anchors they had only heavy stones attached to cables.
"Tales of Troy and Greece" by Andrew Lang
The lugger was laden with turpentine; she sprang a leak, and in working the pumps they pumped up with the water all her cargo.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Down by Tenbow Head the first pearling luggers were putting out under silver clouds of sail.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
She carried one mast, and was rigged between a felucca and a lugger.
"The Black Arrow" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The little boat shot away from shore out towards the lugger.
"Our Admirable Betty" by Jeffery Farnol

In poetry:

Be warned! Seek not to sully my fair fame.
Who stole the papers?. . . Ah!. . . Then have a care
The man that pawned the spoons - I know his name;
And I'm aware
Who lured the girl aboard the lugger. Aye!
All - all is known to me, for I was nigh.
"Aha! Beware" by C J Dennis

In news:

Delivered one more of their popular lugger tugs to Central Boat Rental of Morgan City, La.

In science:

We gratefully acknowledge discussions with Craig Heinke, Aaron Geller, Haldan Cohn and Phyllis Lugger, and thank the anonymous referee for helpful comments that improved the manuscript.
HST/ACS Imaging of Omega Centauri: Optical Counterparts of Chandra X-Ray Sources
Studies of Galactic PCC clusters (see e.g., Lugger, Cohn & Grindlay (1995); Djorgovski & King (1986)) have shown typical power-law slopes in the range 0.6 < β < 1.0, assuming the profiles go as r−β .
Surface Brightness Profiles and Structural Parameters for Globular Clusters in the Fornax and Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies