eagre

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n eagre a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n eagre See eager.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Eagre ē′gėr rise of the tide in a river (same as Bore).
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. dub.; hardly from A.S. égor, flood.

Usage

In literature:

EAGRE, a name given in England to a tidal wave rushing up a river or estuary on the top of another, called also a BORE (q. v.).
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