1) The dialect equivalent of ‘sawyer’.
c.1360 pro duobus saghers 12d, York. It was responsible for many by-names and the surnames Sagar and Sager, common in the Bradford/Colne area: 1317-25 Philip Sarrator, Stanley
Philip le Sagher, Stanley
1379 Willelmus Sagher, sagher, Beamsley
1590 the searchers of cowpers and the saigers shalbe called into this court, York.