laker

[ley-ker]
noun
  1. a person associated with a lake, as a resident, visitor, or worker.
  2. a ship designed for navigating on lakes, especially the Great Lakes.
  3. a fish found in lakes or caught in a lake, especially the lake trout.
  4. (initial capital letter) any one of the Lake Poets.

Origin of laker

First recorded in 1790–1800; lake1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for laker

laker

noun
  1. a cargo vessel used on lakes
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Word Origin and History for laker
n.

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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