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dredgerdredg‧er /ˈdredʒə $ -ər/ (also dredge) noun [countable]  TTWa machine or ship used for digging or removing mud and sand from the bottom of a river, lake etc
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dredgerWould it be possible, for example, to have a dredger clear all the silt, rubbish and vegetation?A dredger was sunk due to the defendant's negligence.The plaintiffs could not afford to buy a new dredger and had to hire one.To move over long distances the dredger has to be towed by a tug.The owners of the dredger required it to complete a contract which contained an onerous penalty clause.The dredger represents a major technological advance for the miners.
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