Drogher
Drogher Dro"gher, n. [Cf. {Drag}.] A small craft used in the West India Islands to take off sugars, rum, etc., to the merchantmen; also, a vessel for transporting lumber, cotton, etc., coastwise; as, a lumber drogher. [Written also {droger}.] --Ham. Nar. Encyc. [1913 Webster]

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