Definitions for eagreˈi gər, ˈeɪ gər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ea•greˈi gər, ˈeɪ gər(n.)
a tidal bore.
Category: Oceanography, British
Origin of eagre:
1640–50; origin uncert.
tidal bore, bore, eagre, aegir, eager(noun)
a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
a tidal bore
a wave, or two or three successive waves, of great height and violence, at flood tide moving up an estuary or river; -- commonly called the bore. See Bore
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a name given in England to a tidal wave rushing up a river or estuary on the top of another, called also a Bore (q. v.).