Definitions

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  • n. A small anchor; a kedge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small anchor; a kedge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small anchor used in kedging.
  • n. A fisherman; a dealer in fish; a cadger. See cadge.

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Examples

  • On Tower-hill, as you go down to the London docks, you may have seen a crippled beggar (or kedger, as the sailors say) holding a painted board before him, representing the tragic scene in which he lost his leg.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • a crippled beggar (or kedger, as the sailors say) holding a painted board before him, representing the tragic scene in which he lost his leg.

    Moby Dick: or, the White Whale

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  • On Tower-hill, as you go down to the London docks, you may have seen a crippled beggar (or kedger, as the sailors say) holding a painted board before him, representing the tragic scene in which he lost his leg.

    - Melville, Moby-Dick, ch. 57

    July 25, 2008