- any of several short-billed rails, especially the corn crake.
Origin of crake
Examples from the Web for crake
Contemporary Examples of crake
If it is a young man, they should start with Oryx and Crake.How I Write: Margaret Atwood
October 10, 2013
Historical Examples of crake
Crake answers crake from the meadows as they have done through the night.Poachers and Poaching
And when they are casten into the fyre they crake wonderfully.The Old English Herbals
Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
What great pomp and crake then is this they make of antiquity?The Apology of the Church of England
Accepting the proffered service, the body was put on the mysterious animal's back, which carried it to Crake Minster.The Mysteries of All Nations
With bills under his arm and crake in hand, he went from house-row to house-row calling the miners out.
- zoology any of several rails that occur in the Old World, such as the corncrake and the spotted crake