• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dogger A sort of stone, found in the mines with the true alum rock, chiefly of silica and iron.
    • n Dogger (Naut) A two-masted fishing vessel, used by the Dutch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dogger A Dutch fishing-vessel used in the North Sea, particularly in the cod- and herring-fisheries. It is rigged with two masts, and somewhat resembles a ketch.
    • n dogger A sandy and oölitic ironstone. The term Dogger Series, however, is generally taken to include not only the dogger proper, but the gray and yellow sands which underlie it. The Dogger Series rests upon the alum shale (Upper Lias) in Yorkshire, where dogger is a provincial word meaning a rounded stone, in allusion to the rounded appearance caused by atmospheric action on the large blocks into which the rock is divided by joints. The dogger is much worked for the iron ore which it contains. This name as used by Continental geologists is the equivalent of that part of the Jurassic series which corresponds to the Lower Oolite of the English geologists. It is the Brown Jura of the Germans, and is there divided into three groups, distinguished by their fossil remains. The entire series consists of many alternations of clays, marls, shales, and sandstones, frequently containing iron ore, as is the case in England.
    • n dogger In lumbering, one who attaches the dogs or hooks to a log before it is steam-skidded.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dogger dog′ėr a two-masted Dutch fishing-vessel
    • n Dogger dog′er a sandy and oolitic ironstone.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D., fr. dogger, codfish, orig. used in the catching of codfish


In literature:

Mr. Dance told me to jump down and knock, and Dogger gave me a stirrup to descend by.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The two "bull-doggers" immediately pounced upon the victim.
"Arizona Nights" by Stewart Edward White
The truth is, the Middle Sea in December can be as ugly as the Dogger Bank.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
It is principally used for fishing on the Dogger Bank.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
"Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II" by Sir John Ross
It corresponds fairly closely with the Lower and Middle Brown Jura of Quenstedt, and with the Dogger of Oppel.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Mr. Dance told me to jump down and knock, and Dogger gave me a stirrup to descend by.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Mr. Dance told me to jump down and knock, and Dogger gave me a stirrup to descend by.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Dogger Bank is right ahead, and we shall reach it in less than an hour.
"The International Spy" by Allen Upward
In August 1914, fast German cruisers and torpedo-boats raided our fleets on the Dogger Bank.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone

In poetry:

T' wind is in a cold airt,
A ship's nobbut a plank,
Protectin' them poor fisher lads
Oot on t' Dogger Bank.
"Lament" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
Soles in the Silver Pit . . . an' there we'll let 'em lie!
Cod on the Dogger . . . oh, we'll fetch 'em by an' by!
War on the waters . . . an' it's time to serve an' die,
For there's wild work doin' on the North Sea ground.
"The North Sea Ground" by Cicely Fox Smith
You will find the Silent Navy under every star that shines;
It may be hunting submarines, it may be sweeping mines;
From Cocos Isle to Dogger Bank, the Falklands to the Bight,
You will find the Silent Navy when it gets a chance to fight.
"The Silent Navy" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Larry Dale "Bull Dogger " Brown, 65, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Oct 12, 2008, in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Lady Doggers volleyball defeats Burns, Guernsey -Sunrise.
Iron Doggers Palin, Davis jump from Arctic Cat to Ski- Doo .
Doggers left strong mark on gridiron .
With the Halloween season upon us, I am left wondering not what I should dress as, but what my sweet dogger should dress as (get it.