A lugger is a class of boat, widely used as traditional fishing boats, particularly off the coasts of France, England and Scotland. It is a small sailing vessel with lug sails set on two or more masts and perhaps lug topsails.
According to Skeat, the term "lugger" may come from Dutch, logger meaning "slow ship", and East Friesian, log meaning "slow"; or it may come from the type of sail used (lug), which may derive from the ease with which it may be raised or "lugged".
- British Isles
- Coble (not strictly a lugger as cobles have only one mast), used on the English east coast from Yorkshire to Northumberland
- Cornish lugger
- Fifie, a herring drifter of the Scottish east coast
- Hastings lugger
- Manx nickey
- Manx nobby
- Sgoth Niseach, dipping lug
- Continental Europe
- Skeat, Walter W. (2013). An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language. Dover language guides (Reprint ed.). Courier Corporation. p. 832. ISBN 9780486317656.
- Shearwood, Ken (1972) Evening Star: the story of a Cornish lugger. Truro: D. Bradford Barton