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Definition of "shaker" [shak•er]

  • One that shakes: a shaker of long-held beliefs and traditions. (noun)
  • One that impels, encourages, or supervises action. (noun)
  • A container used for shaking: salt and pepper shakers. (noun)
  • A container used to mix or blend by shaking: a cocktail shaker. (noun)
  • A member of a Christian sect originating in England in 1747, practicing communal living and observing celibacy. (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 "shaker" in a sentence
  • "But in reality, I think I did them because well, I liked the beat, the music, and even the attention that it brings a young woman when "Rump shaker" is on the sound system."
  • "Inspectors previously found gold on what is called a shaker table, which is used to separate the heavy metal from sand and gravel."
  • "It’s a one on one interview with myself and a mover and shaker from the world of webcomics."