a male duck.: Compare duck1 (def. 2).
Other definitions for drake (2 of 3)
a small cannon, used especially in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Archaic. a dragon.
Other definitions for Drake (3 of 3)
Sir Francis, c1540–96, English admiral and buccaneer: sailed around the world 1577–80.
Joseph Rod·man [rod-muhn], /ˈrɒd mən/, 1795–1820, U.S. poet.
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How to use drake in a sentence
While drake is redefining realness, Iggy is effectively “passing.”
By May, Brown and Rihanna had broken up again, and the following spring, she was rumored to (again) be dating drake.The Chris Brown vs. Drake Feud Continues: Brown Claims Ex GF Karrueche Tran Cheated with Drizzy | Marlow Stern | December 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
De Mena offers me a glass of Sir Francis drake, Casa Bruja's red ale.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama | Jeff Campagna | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
drake And last but certainly not least, will there be drake?2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling | Robert Silverman | October 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
L. Jinny says something about drake and something about Rick Ross.Meet Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, aka L. Jinny, the Ali G of Evil | Olivia Nuzzi | August 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nathan drake, an English physician, died; also a highly respectable and voluminous author.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
It was seen in the latitude and longitude of an island visited by drake, marked in the old charts.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
The sails of the drake were cut to pieces, her decks were red with blood, and at last her captain fell dead.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
This magnitude of the tusks is also confirmed by drake, Holbe, and the Dutch travellers.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VII (of 10) | Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
Green drake,—same as yellow except the wings, which must be from a Mallard's feather dyed a yellowish green.The Teesdale Angler | R Lakeland
British Dictionary definitions for drake (1 of 3)
the male of any duck
British Dictionary definitions for drake (2 of 3)
angling an artificial fly resembling a mayfly
history a small cannon
British Dictionary definitions for Drake (3 of 3)
Sir Francis. ?1540–96, English navigator and buccaneer, the first Englishman to sail around the world (1577–80). He commanded a fleet against the Spanish Armada (1588) and contributed greatly to its defeat
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