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  • n. A basketball player.
  • n. A person who drives an automobile, particularly for commuting.

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  • n. an athlete who plays basketball


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  • As any Hoosier can tell you, a cager is a basketball player.

    Mike Bonifer: Four Reasons Why Hoosiers Should Pass the Ball to Obama

  • I have long felt that in this modern day of increased media coverage, it is nearly impossible for a collegiate cager (note - "cager" was a huge synonym for basketball player when I was a college journalist, and I discovered it at the bottom of an old water pipe that was stuffed into a box with my debate trophies … yes, I was also a master debater) to get through even one year of play unscathed.

    Sactown Royalty

  • Anyway, I DO care if other cyclists run red lights because I have to answer for their asshattery every time I talk to a cager about riding a bike.

    The Indignity of Commuting by Bicycle: Riding in Circles

  • And if I discover any plot amongst them, thou shalt fully hear thereof, and at the council-board shalt learn our will; but in case they be starting off in flight, with cager ear await the trumpet's call, for then I will not stay, but will this very night engage the Argive host there where their ships are hauled up.


  • But they, not sure of the voice they heard, sprang up and peered all round; then once again his bidding came; and when the daughters of Cadmus knew it was the Bacchic god in very truth that called, swift as doves they dirted off in cager haste, his mother Agave and her sisters dear and all the Bacchanals; through torrent glen, o'er boulders huge they bounded on, inspired with madness by the god.

    The Bacchantes

  • Ho! Pentheus, thou that art so cager to see what is forbidden, and to show thy zeal in an unworthy cause, come forth before the palace, let me see thee clad as a woman in frenzied Bacchante's dress, to spy upon thy own mother and her company.

    The Bacchantes

  • And if they did kill any of the "road kill" maybe they too will become road kill due to the random act of a cager car.

    Urban Alienation: Cultural Carnage and Alleycats

  • In the end they carried him into the city in a hand – chair which the viceroy sent for, and thither the viceroy himself returned, cager to ascertain who this Knight of the

    Don Quixote

  • As soon as daylight came Anselmo, without missing Camilla from his side, rose cager to learn what Leonela had to tell him, and hastened to the room where he had locked her in.

    Don Quixote

  • What shrill-voic’d suppliant makes this cager cry?

    Act V. Scene III. The Tragedy of King Richard the Second


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  • what a motorcycle rider calls an automobile driver. They drive their own cages.

    June 9, 2009