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dredge 1

 (drĕj)
n.
1. Any of various machines equipped with scooping or suction devices and used to deepen harbors and waterways and in underwater mining.
2. Nautical A boat or barge equipped with a dredge.
3. An implement consisting of a net on a frame, used for gathering shellfish.
v. dredged, dredg·ing, dredg·es
v.tr.
1. To clean, deepen, or widen with a dredge.
2. To bring up with a dredge: dredged up the silt.
3. To come up with; unearth: dredged up bitter memories.
v.intr.
To use a dredge: dredging for alluvial gold.

[Middle English dreg- (in dreg-boat, boat for dredging); akin to ; akin to Old English dragan, to draw.]

dredge 2

 (drĕj)
tr.v. dredged, dredg·ing, dredg·es
To coat (food) by sprinkling with a powder, such as flour or sugar.

[From obsolete dredge, a sweetmeat, from Middle English dragge, from Old French dragie, alteration of Latin tragēmata, confectionary, from Greek, pl. of tragēma, sweetmeat; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]
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dredging

(ˈdrɛdʒɪŋ)
n
(Nautical Terms) the process of clearing a channel or harbour by using a dredge
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Translations

dredging

1 [ˈdredʒɪŋ] Ndragado m, obras fpl de dragado

dredging

2 [ˈdredʒɪŋ] N (Culin) → espolvoreado m
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dredging

1
nAusbaggern nt

dredging

2
n (Cook) → Bestreuen nt
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dredging

[ˈdrɛdʒɪŋ] ndragaggio
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Underlining BGT's ongoing commitment to maintaining high service levels, the latest round of development also includes the acquisition of a cutter suction dredger with the dual objective of ensuring strict adherence to the construction schedule and maintaining draft alongside the terminal's new and existing births.
It will use a large trailing suction hopper dredger and a high-tech self-propelled cutter suction dredger.
GTCM said it has initially deployed its cutter suction dredger (CSD) Deira Bay, and will follow up with its CSD Khaleej Bay to increase the progress in order to meet the completion date.
Dredging work using cutter suction dredger would start soon to increase the depth of the port basin and the channel.
The cutter suction dredger is an addition to the company's fleet of 10 and 12 inch dredgers and can be used in a variety of applications, including harbor, coastal and river dredging, sand and gravel mining.
Waterways Ireland has now deployed a Watermaster suction dredger in a pilot project in bid to rid the Shannon of the clams at Lanesborough, Co Longford.
This was achieved by a huge Dutch suction dredger which pumped 3.5m cu metres of mud along more than a mile of pipe.
One was the Jin Hang Jun 406, a grab dredger and the 3,086-tonne cutter Xin Hai Tun, a suction dredger, the IHS report said.
Van Oord deploys three trailing suction hopper dredgers and a cutter suction dredger, as well as a variety of equipment for placing the stone.
The Little Orme is a cutter suction dredger bought jointly by Quay Marinas and The Crown Estate.
The cutter suction dredger Vesalius concluded its dredging operation in the River Tyne on schedule on December 14, 2009.