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


[rey-ker] /ˈreɪ kər/
noun, Building Trades.
an inclined member, as a pile or shore.
First recorded in 1880-85; rake3 + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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


a person who rakes
a raking implement
(Midland English, dialect) a large lump of coal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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