[ rok-er ]
/ ˈrɒk ər /
a performer or fan of rock-'n'-roll. music.
a rock-'n'-roll song: She sang a ballad and followed that with two of her well-known rockers.
any of various devices that operate with a rocking motion.
Graphic Arts. a small steel plate with one curved and toothed edge for roughening a copperplate to make a mezzotint.
Mining. cradle(def 13).
an ice skate that has a curved blade.
off one's rocker, Slang. insane; crazy: You're off your rocker if you think I'm going to climb that mountain.
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British Dictionary definitions for off one's rocker
/ (ˈrɒkə) /
any of various devices that transmit or operate with a rocking motionSee also rocker arm
another word for rocking chair
either of two curved supports on the legs of a chair or other article of furniture on which it may rock
a steel tool with a curved toothed cage, used to roughen the copper plate in engraving a mezzotint
mining another word for cradle (def. 9)
- an ice skate with a curved blade
- the curve itself
- a figure consisting of three interconnecting circles
- a half turn in which the skater turns through 180°, so facing about while continuing to move in the same direction
a rock-music performer, fan, or song
British an adherent of a youth movement rooted in the 1950s, characterized by motorcycle trappingsCompare mod 1
off one's rocker slang crazy; demented
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Idioms and Phrases with off one's rocker (1 of 2)
off one's rocker
Also, off one's nut or trolley. See off one's head.
Idioms and Phrases with off one's rocker (2 of 2)
see off one's head (rocker).
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