banker

1
[ bang-ker ]
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noun
  1. a person employed by a bank, especially as an executive or other official.

  2. Games. the keeper or holder of the bank.

Origin of banker

1
First recorded in 1485–95; from Middle French banquier; see origin at bank2, -er2

Other definitions for banker (2 of 3)

banker2
[ bang-ker ]

noun
  1. a vessel employed in cod fishery on the banks off Newfoundland.

  2. a fisherman on such a vessel.

  1. Australian. a river near flood level, the water being almost bank high.

Origin of banker

2
First recorded in 1660–70; bank1 + -er1

Other definitions for banker (3 of 3)

banker3
[ bang-ker ]

noun
  1. a bench or table used by masons for dressing stones or bricks.

Origin of banker

3
First recorded in 1670–80; bank3 + -er1

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How to use banker in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for banker (1 of 3)

banker1

/ (ˈbæŋkə) /


noun
  1. a person who owns or is an executive in a bank

  2. an official or player in charge of the bank in any of various games, esp gambling games

  1. a result that has been forecast identically in a series of entries on a football pool coupon

  2. a person or thing that appears certain to win or be successful

British Dictionary definitions for banker (2 of 3)

banker2

/ (ˈbæŋkə) /


noun
  1. a fishing vessel of Newfoundland

  2. a fisherman in such a vessel

  1. Australian and NZ informal a stream almost overflowing its banks (esp in the phrase run a banker)

  2. Also called: bank engine British a locomotive that is used to help a heavy train up a steep gradient

British Dictionary definitions for banker (3 of 3)

banker3

/ (ˈbæŋkə) /


noun
  1. a craftsman's workbench

  2. a timber board used as a base for mixing building materials

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