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plugger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plugger someone who is an active supporter and advocate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Plugger One who, or that which, plugs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n plugger One who or that which plugs; specifically, a dentists' instrument, of various forms, for driving and packing a filling material into a hole in a carious tooth. See dental hammer, under hammer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Plugger one who, or that which, plugs, esp. a dentist's instrument for filling a hollow tooth
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. plug, a bung, a peg (Sw. plugg, a peg, Ger. pflock); most prob. Celt., as in Ir., Gael., and W. ploc.

Usage

In literature:

Ah, he was a zinc-plugger, was he?
"McTeague" by Frank Norris
The Chestnut's a plugger an' ain't no good when it comes to gallopin'.
"Thoroughbreds" by W. A. Fraser
The "plugger," however, is the top used to shoot with and as a rule is the boy's choicest one.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
IMPROVED ELECTRO-MAGNETIC DENTAL PLUGGER.
"Scientific American, Volume XXXVI., No. 8, February 24, 1877" by Various
The type is a firm-jawed plugger.
"If You Don't Write Fiction" by Charles Phelps Cushing
The majority of medium serrated hand mallet pluggers will work well on No.
"Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth" by Henry L. Ambler
The latter are seacows compared to these blue pluggers of the West.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
Porcelain and gold crowns and dental pluggers run by electricity represent other important advances in this art.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn
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In news:

He began his musical career as a song-plugger on Tin Pan Alley, but was soon writing his own pieces.
Having settled in New York in 1893, he worked as a street singer, a singing waiter and a song plugger.
The Tire Plugger from Stop & Go will handle an emergency repair on a tubeless tire when a repair from the inside of the tire is not possible.
Tire Plugger will quickly seal the tire puncture on the inside of the tire.
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