masker

or mas·quer

[ mas-ker, mah-sker ]
/ ˈmæs kər, ˈmɑ skər /

noun

a person who masks; a person who takes part in a masque.

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Origin of masker

First recorded in 1540–50; mask + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for masker

masker

masquer

/ (ˈmɑːskə) /

noun

a person who wears a mask or takes part in a masque
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