Definitions of Plugger



  1. a person or thing that plugs.
  2. any of various machines or tools that insert, remove, or manipulate plugs or pluglike materials, as a dental instrument used to pack and mold the filling in a tooth cavity.



  1. A dental instrument used for condensing material in a cavity.packer



  1. : a piece used to fill a hole : stopper
  2. : an obtruding or obstructing mass of material resembling a stopper
  3. : a flat compressed cake of tobacco
  4. : a small core or segment removed from a larger object
  5. : something inferior
  6. : hydrant, fireplug
  7. : spark plug
  8. : an artificial fishing lure used primarily for casting and made with one or more sets of gang hooks
  9. : any of various devices resembling or functioning like a plug: such as
  10. : a male fitting for making an electrical connection to a live circuit by insertion in a receptacle (such as an outlet)
  11. : a device for connecting electric wires to a jack
  12. : a piece of favorable publicity or a favorable mention usually incorporated in general matter



  1. : to stop, make tight, or secure by inserting a plug
  2. : to remedy (a deficiency) as if by inserting a plug trying to plug the gaps in their understanding
  3. : to hit with a bullet : shoot
  4. : to advertise or publicize insistently
  5. : to become plugged —usually used with up
  6. : to work doggedly and persistently plugged away at her homework
  7. : to fire shots
  8. : to connect or become connected to by or as if by means of a plug the city was plugged into the new highway system
  9. : to load into as if by means of a plug plugged the data into a computer

Example sentences for Plugger

  1. Teague replied: “I have to allow an operator or plugger a way to appeal when he believes our requirements are unreasonable.”
  2. The idea that a rope could be fed into a cavity with a plugger faster and easier than a tape has long ago been disproved.
  3. The quitter can't survive where the plugger has the ghost of a chance.
  4. Hellman tried to run around, but the Plugger had spread, cutting the room in half.
  5. If the gold does not stick directly, put in more cylinders with the plugger, and recommence the condensation with the burnisher.
  6. The Plugger poured merrily through the blasted lock, into the room.

Related words & Synonyms

soldier, guerrilla, executioner, clipper, killer, gun, butcher, slayer, dropper, liquidator, enforcer, torpedo, eliminator

Nearby words

plug-in , plug-ugly , plugboard , plugged in, be , plugged-in , plughole , plugola , plugugly , plum , plum curculio

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