Definitions

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  • n. A small craft for transporting goods to or from shore.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

Etymologies

Compare drag. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Old Pigtown had a son, a little dark or so, which proved that his mother wasn't quite as fair as a lily, and this son was employed in a drogher, that is, a small craft which goes round to the bays of the island, and takes off the sugars to the West India traders.

    Jacob Faithful

  • To get to the drogher statue, continue along the hilltop from Heritage Park for about two blocks, keeping to the ocean side in front of the houses and condominiums that now fill the neighborhood.

    Richard Henry Dana

  • One day she would be seen hovering off the island of Antigua, and after pouncing on an unfortunate English ship, would take out the valuables and specie, if there were any on board, transfer the officers and crew to a drogher bound into the harbor, and then scuttle the vessel.

    Jack in the Forecastle or, Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

  • One day, a small drogher arrived from the English island of

    Jack in the Forecastle or, Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

  • Two other big fellows arrived in quick succession, one with a load which he relinquished to a drogher-in-waiting.

    Edge of the Jungle

  • Unlike penguins and human beings, army ants have no rule of the road as to right and left, and there is no lessening of pace or turning aside for a heavily laden drogher.

    Edge of the Jungle

  • Gathered in by General Vallejo, the "pernicious foreigners" have been held at Monterey, until a "hide drogher" comes into the port.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas A Franco-Californian Romance

  • Upon one occasion, I had the curiosity to go on board a salt-drogher, and fall into conversation with its skipper, a bachelor, who kept house all alone.

    Redburn. His First Voyage

  • Alick knew that Captain Hemming would not sail before the return of the drogher with his midshipmen, or should she not appear until he had endeavoured to ascertain their fate.

    The Three Lieutenants

  • After due discussion they hired a drogher, a country vessel employed in running between the surrounding islands and islets.

    The Three Lieutenants

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