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sag·geralso sag·gar (săg′ər)
1. A protective casing of fire clay in which delicate ceramic articles are fired.
2. Clay used to make ceramic casings.
[Perhaps alteration of safeguard.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Ceramics) a clay box in which fragile ceramic wares are placed for protection during firing
[C17: perhaps alteration of safeguard]
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A casing made of fine clay in which delicate ceramic ware is fired.
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