an animal or person that barks.
a person who stands before a theater, carnival sideshow, or the like, calling out its attractions to passers-by.
Other definitions for barker (2 of 2)
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How to use barker in a sentence
For example, today is the First Annual Sausalito Bay to Barkers Cutest Dog Contest.
Miss Barkers, who confined themselves to truth and did not approve of miscellaneous customers, throve notwithstanding.
I say the élite, for Miss Barkers had caught the trick of the place, and piqued themselves upon their "aristocratic connection."
Barkers Court was an industrious place for children, at least.
But she could not take the heartfelt glow back to Barkers Court.
She was almost at Barkers Court when a familiar whistle startled her.
British Dictionary definitions for barker (1 of 3)
an animal or person that barks
a person who stands at a show, fair booth, etc, and loudly addresses passers-by to attract customers
British Dictionary definitions for barker (2 of 3)
a person or machine that removes bark from trees or logs or prepares it for tanning
British Dictionary definitions for Barker (3 of 3)
George (Granville). 1913–91, British poet: author of Calamiterror (1937) and The True Confession of George Barker (1950)
Howard . born 1946, British playwright: his plays include Claw (1975), The Castle (1985), A Hard Heart (1992), and 13 Objects (2003)
Ronnie, full name Ronald William George Barker . 1929–2005, British comedian: known esp for his partnership with Ronnie Corbett (born 1930) in the TV series The Two Ronnies (1971–85)
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