• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Raker A gun so placed as to rake an enemy's ship.
    • Raker A machine for raking grain or hay by horse or other power.
    • Raker A person who uses a rake.
    • Raker One who, or that which, rakes
    • Raker (Zoöl) See Gill rakers, under 1st Gill.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n raker One who or that which rakes. Specifically— A person who uses a rake; formerly, a scavenger or street-cleaner.
    • n raker A machine for raking hay, straw, etc., by horse or other power.
    • n raker An instrument for raking out the ashes from a fire or grate; in locomotives, a self-acting contrivance for cleaning the grate.
    • n raker A gun so placed as to rake an enemy's vessel.
    • n raker A piece of iron having pointed ends bent at right angles in opposite directions, used for raking out decayed mortar from the joints of old walls, in order to replace it with new mortar.
    • n raker A rake-like row of internal branchial arch appendages of some fishes. See gill-raker.
    • n raker Something superlative of its kind, as a heavy bet (a ‘plunge’), or a fast rate of speed.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See 1st Rake


In literature:

That Rakers take it from out the Houses.
"A Journal of the Plague Year" by Daniel Defoe
To think of this presumptuous raker among coals and ashes going on before there, with his sign of mourning!
"Dombey and Son" by Charles Dickens
The Snow-man had a stove-raker in his body!
"The Pink Fairy Book" by Various
A' thae hell-rakers o' dragoons wad be at his whistle in a moment.
"Old Mortality, Illustrated, Volume 2." by Sir Walter Scott
A' thae hell-rakers o' dragoons wad be at his whistle in a moment.
"Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Certes, these rakers of 'Remains' come under the statute against resurrection-men.
"Life of Lord Byron, Vol. II" by Thomas Moore
Again, no reason is apparent for assuming the direction of the "rakers" in Fig.
"Pressure, Resistance, and Stability of Earth" by J. C. Meem
The condition of the sheaf when the grain is lodged depends much upon the adroitness of the raker.
"Obed Hussey" by Various
He had been, so they said, a runagate, a night-raker, and in the days of his youth a trifle wild.
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
The raker stands on the platform to remove the cut grain.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
The muck-raker would do honour to the jeweller's show-cases.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
They were less spectacular than the evils which the muck-rakers had portrayed.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
In the House the resolution was introduced by Representatives Rankin, Raker, Mondell, Taylor, Keating and Hayden.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
Upon the deck, near the helm, stood the captain, whom we introduce to our readers as George Greene, captain of the American privater, Raker.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 2 August 1848" by Various
In less than half an hour the Raker came up.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 4 October 1848" by Various
If she be 'mid the rakers, O!
"Weeds by the Wall" by Madison J. Cawein
All was silent on board the Raker, not the silence of fear, but of suspense.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 5 November 1848" by Various
His press agent, Bridgman, was the moving spirit, and one of Colonel Mann's muck-rakers was secretary.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
The carting was going on, and rakers were soon called for.
"The Pleasures of the Country" by Harriet Myrtle
There was no place upon it for either the driver or the raker.
"Inventors" by Philip Gengembre Hubert

In news:

Emily and Navin fly the Albatross through the caverns of Alledia, avoiding the tentacles of the dangerous Rakers.
Listen as Daily Item Sports Editor Bill Bowman, Assistant Sports Editor Harold Raker and Sports Correspondent Todd Hummel break down all of the local high school football games set for this Friday night.
The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA. By Harold Raker The Daily Item.
The Guardian and I were delighted, after fighting PG&E since 1969 to enforce the public power mandates of the federal Raker Act, to see the SF Board of Supervisors finally start the process rolling on a veto-proof 8-3 vote.
Take a look inside the top performers from Raker 's extenstive midwest trials.
The Surfinia Collection at Raker 's trials gardens.
Top Picks From Raker 's Trial Garden.
Find out which varieties visitors liked best at the C. Raker & Sons trial garden in Litchfield, Mich.
Plug and liner specialist C. Raker & Sons put more than 2,000 varieties to the test.
Raker & Sons trials.
Raker, an experienced kayaker, paddles behind Weihenmayer and calls out the direction he wants him to turn and how far.
"We try to keep the information to a minimum because too many descriptive things ends up with him having to process too much," Raker said.
It's that time of year again and Garfield cemetery is calling all rakers.