Naker Na"ker, n. [OE. nakere, F. nakaire, LL. nacara, Per. naq[=a]ret.] A kind of kettledrum. [Obs.] -- Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Naker — Na ker, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Nacre}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • naker — Nacre Na cre (n[=a] k[ e]r), n. [F., cf. Sp. n[ a]cara, n[ a]car, It. nacchera, naccaro, LL. nacara, nacrum; of Oriental origin, cf. Ar. nak[=i]r hollowed.] (Zo[ o]l.) A pearly substance which lines the interior of many shells, and is most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Naker — For the Islamic angel, Nakir, see Munkar and Nakir. A naker or nakir is a small drum, of Arabic origin, and the forebear of the European timpani (kettledrum). The nakers were imported into Europe during the Crusades of the 13th century. Nakers… …   Wikipedia

  • naker — ▪ musical instrument       small kettledrum that reached Europe from the Middle East in the 13th century, during the Crusades. Nakers were made of wood, metal, or clay and were sometimes equipped with snares. They were almost always played in… …   Universalium

  • naker — noun /ˈneɪkə/ A kettledrum. the Norman trumpets from the battlements [...], mingled with the deep and hollow clang of the nakers, (a species of kettle drum,) retorted in notes of defiance the challenge of the enemy …   Wiktionary

  • naker — [ neɪkə] noun historical a kettledrum. Origin ME: from OFr. nacaire, from Arab. naḳḳāra drum …   English new terms dictionary

  • naker — na·ker …   English syllables

  • naker — n. hist. a kettledrum. Etymology: ME f. OF nacre nacaire f. Arab. nakkara drum …   Useful english dictionary

  • Timpani — Infobox Instrument name=Timpani names=Kettle drum, Timp classification= *Percussion instrument *Membranophone range= related= *Kus *Naqareh *NakerTimpani (also known colloquially as kettledrums or kettle drums) are musical instruments in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Arabic music — Bayad plays the oud to The Lady. from the Riyad Bayad, Arabic tale Arabic music or Arab music (Arabic: الموسيقى العربية al mūsīqā al ‘Arabīyah) is the music of the Arab World, including several genres and styles of music ranging from Arabic… …   Wikipedia

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