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  1. a person or thing that rakes.
  2. raker tooth.
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Origin of raker1

1325–75; Middle English. See rake1, -er1


noun Building Trades.
  1. an inclined member, as a pile or shore.
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Origin of raker2

First recorded in 1880–85; rake3 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for raker

Historical Examples

  • The machine built in 1831 required that the raker walk by the side of the machine.

    The Wonder Book of Knowledge


  • There was no place upon it for either the driver or the raker.


    Philip Gengembre Hubert

  • All was silent on board the Raker, not the silence of fear, but of suspense.

  • The raker's seat therefore was just as original an invention as the reel.

  • I knocked against the latch of the coal-place, when I was getting a raker in the dark, because the candle blew out.

    Sons and Lovers

    David Herbert Lawrence

British Dictionary definitions for raker


  1. a person who rakes
  2. a raking implement
  3. Midland English dialect a large lump of coal
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