from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Cargo or equipment thrown into the sea but attached to a float or buoy so that it can be recovered.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Goods or materials found or left on the sea floor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See ligan.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See ligan.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. goods (or wreckage) on the sea bed that is attached to a buoy so that it can be recovered
French, from Old French, possibly from Old Norse lögn, lagn-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French lagan, lagand, perhaps of Scandinavian origin. (Wiktionary)