Definition of Digger

1. Noun. A laborer who digs.

Specialized synonyms: Ditch Digger, Mud Digger, Trencher
Generic synonyms: Jack, Laborer, Labourer, Manual Laborer
Derivative terms: Dig

2. Noun. A machine for excavating.
Exact synonyms: Excavator, Power Shovel, Shovel
Specialized synonyms: Backhoe, Dredge, Steam Shovel
Generic synonyms: Machine
Derivative terms: Dig, Dig, Excavate, Shovel

Definition of Digger

1. n. One who, or that which, digs.

Definition of Digger

1. Noun. A soldier from Australia or New Zealand. ¹

2. Noun. A large piece of machinery that digs holes or trenches? an excavator. ¹

3. Noun. A tool for digging. ¹

4. Noun. A spade (playing card). ¹

5. Noun. One who digs. ¹

6. Noun. (Australia obsolete) A gold miner, one who digs for gold. ¹

7. Noun. (Australia dated) An informal nickname for a friend; ''used as a term of endearment''. ¹

8. Noun. (Australia) An Australian or New Zealand soldier. ¹

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Definition of Digger

1. one that digs [n -S] - See also: digs

Medical Definition of Digger

1. 1. One who, or that which, digs. 2. Digger wasp, any one of the fossorial Hymenoptera. 3. A degraded tribe of California Indians; so called from their practice of digging roots for food. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Digger

digestive system fistula
digestive system surgical procedures
digestive systems
digestive tract
digestive tracts
digestive tube
digestive vacuole
digger (current term)
digger wasp
digger wasps
digging out
digging up

Literary usage of Digger

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1899)
"With the exception of the Patagonian, the digger Indian ... Such is the opening sentence of an interesting paper on " The digger Indian and His 'Cry,'"by ..."

2. The Cultivator by New York State Agricultural Society (1858)
"From the frame, A, ia suspended by means of supports, II, a broad digger or spade, I, and these supports being connected with a cross bur at the top, ..."

3. An Excursion to California Over the Prairie, Rocky Mountains, and Great by William Kelly (1851)
"WE were now entering the confines of the digger Indian territory, ... In natural conformation the digger Indian is very few degrees removed from the ..."

4. The Land of Gold: Reality Versus Fiction by Hinton Rowan Helper (1855)
"THE digger INDIANS AND NEGROES. OF all the aborigines that are known to travelers within the limits of the western continent, the digger Indians are ..."

5. Twenty Years Among Our Hostile Indians: Describing the Characteristics by James Lee Humfreville (1903)
"IN stature and bearing the digger Indians strongly resembled members of the great ... The name digger was applied to them from their habit of digging in the ..."

6. The Yellow Book (1895)
"The digger From the Portuguese of Guerra Junqueiro By Edgar Prestage THE cock crows this December night . . . The cock crows hoarsely this dark night . ..."

7. Across the Rocky Mountains, from New York to California: With a Visit to the by William Kelly (1852)
"WE were now entering the confines of the digger Indian territory: the most ... In natural conformation the digger Indian is very few degrees removed from ..."

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