a person associated with a lake, as a resident, visitor, or worker.
a ship designed for navigating on lakes, especially the Great Lakes.
a fish found in lakes or caught in a lake, especially the lake trout.
(initial capital letter) any one of the Lake Poets.

Origin of laker

First recorded in 1790–1800; lake1 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a cargo vessel used on lakes
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Word Origin and History for laker

used of people or things associated in various ways with a lake or lakes, including tourists to the English Lake country (1798); the poets (Wordsworth, etc.) who settled in that region (1814); boats on the North American Great Lakes (1887), and a person whose work is on lakes (1838); see lake (n.1). The U.S. professional basketball team began 1947 as the Minneapolis Lakers, where the name was appropriate; before the 1960-1 season it moved to Los Angeles, but the name was kept.

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