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A small boat used for fishing, sailing, or coasting and having two or three masts, each with a lugsail, and two or three jibs set on the bowsprit.

[From lugsail.]
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(Nautical Terms) nautical a small working boat rigged with a lugsail
[C18: from lugsail]
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(ˈlʌg ər)

a small ship lug-rigged on two or three masts.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lugger - small fishing boat rigged with one or more lugsailslugger - small fishing boat rigged with one or more lugsails
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
lugsail, lug - a sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is oblique to the mast
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[ˈlʌgəʳ] Nlugre m
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nLogger m
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References in classic literature ?
You may have seen many a quaint craft in your day, for aught I know; --squared-toed luggers; mountainous Japanese junks; butter-box galliots, and what not; but take my word for it, you never saw such a rare old craft as this same rare old Pequod.
But the skilful manner in which Dantes had handled the lugger had entirely reassured him; and then, when he saw the light plume of smoke floating above the bastion of the Chateau d'If, and heard the distant report, he was instantly struck with the idea that he had on board his vessel one whose coming and going, like that of kings, was accompanied with salutes of artillery.
It was in this costume, and bringing back to Jacopo the shirt and trousers he had lent him, that Edmond reappeared before the captain of the lugger, who had made him tell his story over and over again before he could believe him, or recognize in the neat and trim sailor the man with thick and matted beard, hair tangled with seaweed, and body soaking in seabrine, whom he had picked up naked and nearly drowned.
Four shallops came off with very little noise alongside the lugger, which, no doubt, in acknowledgement of the compliment, lowered her own shallop into the sea, and the five boats worked so well that by two o'clock in the morning all the cargo was out of The Young Amelia and on terra firma.
A good many persons of the pension had gone over to the Cheniere Caminada in Beaudelet's lugger to hear mass.
Some of the men who had been to field-work on the far side of the Admiral Benbow remembered, besides, to have seen several strangers on the road, and taking them to be smugglers, to have bolted away; and one at least had seen a little lugger in what we called Kitt's Hole.
"Come on, skipper," said he; "it's all or none aboard the lugger, and I think it will be none.
I was six months aboard a Garnsey lugger, hauling in the slack of the lee-sheet and coiling up rigging.
Over the little mantelshelf, was a picture of the 'Sarah Jane' lugger, built at Sunderland, with a real little wooden stern stuck on to it; a work of art, combining composition with carpentry, which I considered to be one of the most enviable possessions that the world could afford.
Huge Haul manufactures roll offs and load luggers to meet specific needs.
Mick, also a past member of the CYCA, had a remarkable and colourful maritime career, ranging from being a 19-year-old 'Admiral' of a fleet of sailing luggers in New Guinea during World War II to competing in the second Sydney Hobart Race in 1946, later the Admiral's Cup and twice winning the prestigious Scandinavian Gold Cup in the International 5.5 metre class.
A lowly number of respondents to the Europcar research said they would choose an estate car when hiring for a special day, with women put off by the practical image of these vehicles I could perhaps understand it in years past because estates were, without doubt somewhat soulless load luggers. But these days with their amazing rear styling, some put saloons and hatchbacks to shame in terms of looks.