legger

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

legger (plural leggers)

  1. (informal) A bootlegger.
    • Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep
      "Oh, you mean the ex-legger the eldest girl picked up and went and married."
  2. (Britain, obsolete) A man employed by the owners of a canal to push boats through narrow canal tunnels. The legger would lie on his back on a piece of wood on the boat with his feet reaching to the tunnel wall, and walk it along. This could be done by the boat's crew, but the canals employed men specifically for the task because they could do it faster and prevent a tunnel becoming a bottleneck for traffic.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch legger. Equivalent to leggen +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

legger m (plural leggers, diminutive leggertje n)

  1. An animal that lays eggs, especially an egg-producing bird.
  2. A ledger, register (book for keeping records and/or notes).
  3. (textual criticism) A vorlage (edition of a text that is the immediate predecessor or one of the immediate predecessors of another edition).

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

legger m

  1. indefinite plural of legg

Verb[edit]

legger

  1. present active of legge

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

legger m

  1. indefinite plural of legg