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A protective fireclay box enclosing ceramic ware while it is being fired.
- ‘I finally decided to use a ‘sagger,’ a container in which the pottery is placed, along with a combustible material (sawdust).’
- ‘It is hard to know whether the saggers were being fired by a large Iraqi force or a small but determined one.’
- ‘When we finally reached the spot at which we estimated they had fired the saggar, there was nothing.’
- ‘According to Wexler, ThermaCool is best suited for saggers.’
- ‘Prior to arriving at the event, some saggers and pot supports had been prepared along the lines of some Gaulish finds from late Roman France.’
Mid 18th century: probably a contraction of the noun safeguard.
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