Definition of Droger

1. a West Indian sailing vessel [n -S]



Lexicographical Neighbors of Droger

driving wind
drivingly
drivings
drizzle
drizzled
drizzles
drizzlier
drizzliest
drizzling
drizzlingly
drizzly
dro
drock
drocks
drocode
droger (current term)
drogers
drogher
droghers
drogman
drogoman
drogue
drogue chute
drogue parachute
drogues
droguet
droguets
droich
droichier
droichs

Literary usage of Droger

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The West Indies and the Spanish Main by Anthony Trollope (1860)
"And' I'se no ways to go but just in de droger'—the West Indian coasting ... Then what's the harm of the droger?' " Why, you see '—andshe turned away her ..."

2. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"(Dutch, draayer, a carrier, a porter.) Lumber droger, cotton droger, &c. A vessel built solely for burden, and for transporting cotton, ..."

3. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"Having anchored at Savana la Mar, I gained intelligence from the master of a droger, that a Spanish felucca-rigged privateer was off the west end, ..."

4. Americanisms: The English of the New World by Maximilian Schele De Vere (1872)
"Among mariners, for instance, a droger or ... -droger, as a vessel built solely for the transportation of heavy loads. ..."

5. The Naval Chronicle edited by James Stanier Clarke, Stephen Jones, John Jones (1805)
"... an Enemy's Schooner boarding a droger; I immediately slipped and gave chase, but from her superiority in rowing and sailing in light Winds, she effected ..."

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