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dig·ger

(dĭg′ər)
n.
1.
a. A person or animal that digs: a digger of gardens; a digger for information.
b. A tool or machine used for digging or excavating.
2. often Digger Informal
a. A soldier from Australia in World War I and World War II.
b. A soldier from New Zealand in World War I.
3. also Digger , or Digger Indian Offensive Used as a disparaging term, especially in the 1800s, for a member of any of various Native American peoples of the Great Basin, such as the Utes, Paiutes, and Western Shoshones.
4. Chiefly New England A fall: slipped on the icy sidewalk and took a digger.

[Sense 3, from their use of digging sticks as foraging tools.]

digger

(ˈdɪɡə)
n
1. a person, animal, or machine that digs
2. (Mining & Quarrying) a miner, esp one who digs for gold
3. (Tools) a tool or part of a machine used for excavation, esp a mechanical digger fitted with a head for digging trenches

Digger

(ˈdɪɡə)
n
1. (Military) (sometimes not capital) archaic slang
a. an Australian or New Zealander, esp a soldier: often used as a term of address
b. (as modifier): a Digger accent.
2. one of a number of tribes of America whose diet was largely composed of roots dug out of the ground

dig•ger

(ˈdɪg ər)

n.
1. a person or an animal that digs.
2. a tool, part of a machine, etc., for digging.
3. (cap.) Also called Dig′ger In′dian.Usually Disparaging. a member of any of a number of American Indian peoples, esp. of the Great Basin, California, and the Southwest, who dug roots for food.
4. an Australian or New Zealand soldier of World War I or II.
[1400–50]
usage: Definition 3 is used today only in historical contexts, usually with disparaging intent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.digger - a laborer who digsdigger - a laborer who digs      
ditch digger, mud digger - a laborer who digs ditches
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
trencher - someone who digs trenches
2.digger - a machine for excavatingdigger - a machine for excavating    
backhoe - an excavator whose shovel bucket is attached to a hinged boom and is drawn backward to move earth
dredge - a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
steam shovel - a power shovel that is driven by steam
Translations
آلَة حَفْرحَفَّار
bagrrypadlo
gravemaskinegraver
kaivukone
kopač
grafa
掘削機
굴착기
rýpadlo
grävmaskin
เครื่องมือที่ใช้ในการขุด
ekskavatörkazıcı
máy đào

digger

[ˈdɪgəʳ] N
1. (= machine) → excavadora f; (= person) (Archeol) → excavador(a) m/f
2. (= Australian) → australiano/a m/f
see also ditch

digger

[ˈdɪgər] n (= machine) → excavateur m, excavatrice f

digger

n
(person, = miner) → Bergmann m, → Goldgräber m; (= navvy)Straßenarbeiter m; (Tech: = excavator) → Bagger m
(inf)australischer/neuseeländischer Soldat; (Austral, inf, = pal) → Kumpel m

digger

[ˈdɪgəʳ] n (machine) → escavatore m

dig

(dig) present participle ˈdigging: past tense, past participle dug (dag) verb
1. to turn up (earth) with a spade etc. to dig the garden.
2. to make (a hole) in this way. The child dug a tunnel in the sand.
3. to poke. He dug his brother in the ribs with his elbow.
noun
a poke. a dig in the ribs; I knew that his remarks about women drivers were a dig at me (= a joke directed at me).
ˈdigger noun
a machine for digging.
dig out
1. to get out by digging. We had to dig the car out of the mud.
2. to find by searching. I'll see if I can dig out that photo.
dig up
We dug up that old tree; They dug up a skeleton; They're digging up the road yet again.

digger

حَفَّار bagr graver Bagger εκσκαφέας excavadora kaivukone pelleteuse kopač escavatore 掘削機 굴착기 graafmachine gravemaskin koparka escavadeira, escavadora экскаватор grävmaskin เครื่องมือที่ใช้ในการขุด ekskavatör máy đào 挖掘机
References in classic literature ?
The aborigines of the Andaman Islands may perhaps claim the distinction of being the smallest race upon this earth, though some anthropologists prefer the Bushmen of Africa, the Digger Indians of America, and the Terra del Fuegians.
Law and Mellie Pickett wagon-trek to their homestead and find rich land, brothers Sam and Jakob Brandt, and a peaceful Digger Indian tribe.
In that little gem we hear Colonel Henry Fonda complain to Captain John Wayne that they have little chance for "glory or advancement," because while some of their fellow officers are "leading their well-publicized campaigns against the great Indian nations the Sioux and the Cheyenne-we are asked to ward off the gnat stings and flea bites of a few cowardly digger Indians.