shaker

[ shey-ker ]
/ ˈʃeɪ kər /

noun

a person or thing that shakes.
a container with a perforated top from which a seasoning, condiment, sugar, flour, or the like is shaken onto food.
any of various containers for shaking beverages to mix the ingredients: a cocktail shaker.
a dredger or caster.
(initial capital letter) a member of the Millennial Church, originating in England in the middle of the 18th century and brought to the U.S. in 1774, advocating celibacy, common ownership of property, and a strict and simple way of life: so called from their practice of shaking during religious services.

adjective

(initial capital letter) noting or pertaining to a style of something produced by Shakers and characterized by simplicity of form, lack of ornamentation, fine craftsmanship, and functionality.

Origin of shaker

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at shake, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for shaker

shaker

/ (ˈʃeɪkə) /

noun

a person or thing that shakes
a container, often having a perforated top, from which something, such as a condiment, is shaken
a container in which the ingredients of alcoholic drinks are shaken together
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Idioms and Phrases with shaker

shaker


see mover and shaker.

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