|1.||[ verb ] remove with a dredge, usually from a bottom of a body of water|
|2.||[ verb ] search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost|
|3.||[ verb ] (food) cover before cooking|
"dredge the chicken in flour before frying it"
|Related terms:||coat flour cooking|
|4.||[ noun ] (nautical) a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed|
|Related terms:||power_shovel dredger scoop dredging_bucket|