Barker meaning

bär'kər
One, such as a dog, that makes a bark or a barking sound.
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An employee who stands before the entrance to a show, as at a carnival, and solicits customers with a loud sales spiel.
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One that removes bark from trees or logs or prepares it for tanning.
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A person or machine that takes bark off a tree, log, etc.
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An animal, person, or thing that makes a barking sound.
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A person in front of a side show, theater, store, etc. who tries to attract customers by loud, animated talking.
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Someone or something who barks.

My neighbor's dog is a constant barker that keeps me awake at night.

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A person employed to solicit customers by calling out to passersby, e.g. at a carnival.

Bob had amassed a considerable stockpile of double entendres from his days working as a barker for a strip joint.

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(video games) A video game mode where the action is demonstrated to entice someone to play the game.

The barker mode of the arcade video game convinced the teenager to spend a quarter.

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(slang, dated) A pistol.

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The spotted redshank.
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A machine used to remove the bark from wood.

Run these logs through the barker so we can use them as fence posts.

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A surname​.
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Origin of barker

  • From bark (“(surface of tree)”) +‎ -er.
    From Wiktionary
  • From bark (“(dog noise)”) +‎ -er.
    From Wiktionary