Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small boat used for fishing, sailing, or coasting and having two or three masts, each with a lugsail, and two or three jibs set on the bowsprit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small vessel having two or three masts, and a running bowsprit, and carrying lugsails.
  • n. A conman.
  • n. An Indian falcon (Falco jugger), similar to the European lanner and the American prairie falcon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small vessel having two or three masts, and a running bowsprit, and carrying lugsails. See Illustration in Appendix.
  • n. An Indian falcon (Falco jugger), similar to the European lanner and the American prairie falcon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vessel carrying either two or three masts, often with a running bowsprit and always with lug-sails. On the bowsprit are set two or three jibs, and the lug-sails hang obliquely to the masts.
  • n. Same as jugger.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small fishing boat rigged with one or more lugsails

Etymologies

From lugsail.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • "...as he turned he caught sight of a lugger hoisting her sail in the harbour..."
    --Patrick O'Brian, The Letter of Marque, 24

    February 27, 2008

  • A small European sailing vessel used often by by smugglers and privateers around the English Channel in the 18th century.

    August 2, 2007