(also sagger)
noun a protective fireclay box enclosing ceramic ware while it is being fired.
C18: prob. a contr. of safeguard.

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  • saggar — Seggar Seg gar, n. [Prov. E. saggard a seggar, seggard a sort of riding surtout, contr. fr. safeguard.] A case or holder made of fire clay, in which fine pottery is inclosed while baking in the kin. [Written also {saggar}, {sagger}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saggar — /ˈsægə/ (say saguh) noun 1. a box or case made of refractory baked clay in which the finer ceramic wares are enclosed and protected while baking. –verb (t) 2. to place in or upon a saggar. Also, saggard, sagger. {probably contraction of… …  

  • Saggar fired pottery — Saggar firing is an alternative firing process for pottery. Saggars are boxlike containers made of high fire clay or specialized fireclay which are used to enclose pots needing special treatment in the kiln. The word saggar is thought to have… …   Wikipedia

  • saggar maker's bottom knocker — noun A young boy employed to make the base of a saggar from a lump of fireclay, knocking it into a metal ring with a wooden mallet …   Wiktionary

  • saggar maker — noun A skilled person who made saggars by hand, using the thumb to make a neat join between the side and the bottom. See Also: saggar makers bottom knocker …   Wiktionary

  • saggar — noun see sagger …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • saggar — noun /ˈsæɡ.əɹ,ˈsæɡ.ə/ a) A ceramic container used inside a fuel fired kiln to protect pots from the flame. b) Fireclay used to make ceramic casings …   Wiktionary

  • saggar — n. box made of heat resistant clay used to protect pottery and delicate ceramic pieces while they are baked in a kiln …   English contemporary dictionary

  • saggar — sag·gar …   English syllables

  • saggar —   n. clay box in which delicate ceramics are fired …   Dictionary of difficult words

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