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Definition of "laker" [lak•er]

  • A fish, such as the lake trout, that lives in a lake. (noun)
  • A ship used on lakes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "laker" in a sentence
  • "Orion: That was indeed a Champlain laker that came from down around Kingsland Bay."
  • "Supporters note that the new lock, which enjoys bipartisan support, would be built to serve the "laker" fleet."
  • "Years in the making, the proposal is coming to a head as Great Lakes legislators, including Minnesota's Jim Oberstar, work furiously behind the scenes to temporarily exempt many of the inland "laker" vessels that transport the region's grains and ore."