bridger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English briggere, equivalent to bridge +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

bridger (plural bridgers)

  1. One who builds bridges
    • 2008, Julie Bertagna, Zenith, page 191:
      And he wasn't an ordinary bridger, Tuck remembers, he was said to be one of the best bridge-masters on Pomperoy.
  2. One who bridges, or connects two previously separate things.
    • 2002, James R. Delisle, Barefoot Irreverence (page 178)
      In either arrangement, the teacher reserves personal judgment and acts more as a bridger of student ideas or as an encourager of reluctant participants (vocal participation, though, should always be the student's prerogative).
  3. One who plays bridge (card game)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bʁi.dʒe/
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Verb[edit]

bridger

  1. (intransitive) to play bridge (the card game)

Conjugation[edit]

This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written bridge- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a "soft" /ʒ/ and not a "hard" /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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