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clocker

[klok-er] /ˈklɒk ər/
noun
1.
a person who times racehorses during tryouts to determine their speed.
2.
an official who times a race.
3.
a person who maintains a record of the flow of traffic, as of visitors to a museum.
Origin of clocker
clock1 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for clocker
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  • Unable to see the direction of the con, clocker felt irritated.

    At the Post Horace Leonard Gold
  • clocker put in a call for Barnes at the box office of the Center.

    At the Post Horace Leonard Gold
  • clocker's impulse to blurt the whole story was stopped at the gate.

    At the Post Horace Leonard Gold
  • clocker's bank balance was sick, the circulation of his tip sheet gone.

    At the Post Horace Leonard Gold
  • When the issue was out, clocker waited around the main newsstands on Broadway.

    At the Post Horace Leonard Gold
  • Saddened and defeated, clocker went through his accumulated mail.

    At the Post Horace Leonard Gold
  • clocker lifted himself out of the chair and went to the door.

    At the Post Horace Leonard Gold
  • "Okay, you were right and I was wrong," clocker told the board of directors.

    At the Post Horace Leonard Gold
  • clocker says it's the same with the others and I take his word.

    At the Post Horace Leonard Gold
  • "They don't have no significance to her," clocker argued doggedly.

    At the Post Horace Leonard Gold
Slang definitions & phrases for clocker

clocker

noun

: A clocker is a nickel-and-dime crack dealer who hustles round the clock (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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