Adjective "sagger" definition and examples

(Sagger may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈsaɡə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A protective fireclay box enclosing ceramic ware while it is being fired.
  1. 'According to Wexler, ThermaCool is best suited for saggers.'
  2. 'It is hard to know whether the saggers were being fired by a large Iraqi force or a small but determined one.'

More definitions

1. a box or case made of refractory baked clay in which the finer ceramic wares are enclosed and protected while baking.

2. a hard unlayered clay underlying many coal beds. verb (used with object)

3. to place in or on a sagger.

More examples(as adjective)

"pants can be sagger."

Origin

Mid 18th century: probably a contraction of the noun safeguard.