from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that drags.
- n. A boat equipped to tow fishing gear, such as a trawl net, along the bottom of the sea.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something that drags
- n. A trawler
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who drags.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who pulls or tugs or drags in an effort to move something
- n. a fishing boat that uses a trawl net or dragnet to catch fish
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The foot-dragger is finally heading to the area for a visit but so far the plan is to not land in New Orleans, but to just fly over the area.
Enter shut-in Welton, a plague infected "dragger" who lives (barely) in the basement as a cog in that mysterious wheel.
Then you've got the added confusion of huge commercial "dragger" boats offshore who kill striped bass by the thousands as bycatch and simply throw them overboard.
Nick is not a foot dragger; he is the single most principled person on the council.
Again, it does not matter too much that he isn't actually a foot dragger, the point is that he was getting painted with the label and wins 56% of the vote.
My last late husband was both a dragger and a trotter.
Now, show me the nearest neck drooling knuckle dragger you want punched flat to the ground!
Has the knuckle-dragger accounted for the fact that our forces in Iraq will probably be attacked by Iran, even if it is Israel who attacks?
[Finally,] they moved me into a pick-up truck, then the back of a tail-dragger Cessna with a couple of nurses on it ... and flew to Nairobi ....
Gordon Ainsleigh referred to me as a "knuckle dragger" among other things.