Origin of raker1
- an inclined member, as a pile or shore.
Origin of raker2
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Examples from the Web for raker
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.Inventors
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.Obed Hussey
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
- a person who rakes
- a raking implement
- Midland English dialect a large lump of coal
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