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raker1

[rey-ker] /ˈreɪ kər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that rakes.
Origin of raker1
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English. See rake1, -er1

raker2

[rey-ker] /ˈreɪ kər/
noun, Building Trades.
1.
an inclined member, as a pile or shore.
Origin
First recorded in 1880-85; rake3 + -er1
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  • The machine built in 1831 required that the raker walk by the side of the machine.

  • There was no place upon it for either the driver or the raker.

    Inventors Philip Gengembre Hubert
  • All was silent on board the raker, not the silence of fear, but of suspense.

  • The raker's seat therefore was just as original an invention as the reel.

    Obed Hussey Various
  • I knocked against the latch of the coal-place, when I was getting a raker in the dark, because the candle blew out.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • The third step in the development of the reaper was the addition to the machine of a seat for carrying the raker.

  • In 1858 the machine was further improved by substituting an automatic rake for the raker on the machine.

  • The banker sits before the wheel,—a croupier, or payer-out of winnings to and raker in of losses from the players, on either side.

  • For a number of years, however, the only additions that were made to the original model were seats for the driver and raker.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • One raker, or diagonal strut, was rotted half through its thickness, and many other timbers were badly decayed.

    The Anatomy of Bridgework William Henry Thorpe
British Dictionary definitions for raker

raker

/ˈreɪkə/
noun
1.
a person who rakes
2.
a raking implement
3.
(Midland English, dialect) a large lump of coal
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