A baker's dozen
Baker Bak"er, n. [AS. b[ae]cere. See {Bake}, v. t.] 1. One whose business it is to bake bread, biscuit, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. A portable oven in which baking is done. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

{A baker's dozen}, thirteen.

{Baker foot}, a distorted foot. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.

{Baker's itch}, a rash on the back of the hand, caused by the irritating properties of yeast.

{Baker's salt}, the subcarbonate of ammonia, sometimes used instead of soda, in making bread. [1913 Webster]


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  • A baker's dozen — Dozen Doz en (d[u^]z n), n.; pl. {Dozen} (before another noun), {Dozens} (d[u^]z nz). [OE. doseine, dosein, OF. doseine, F. douzaine, fr. douze twelve, fr. L. duodecim; duo two + decem ten. See {Two}, {Ten}, and cf. {Duodecimal}.] 1. A collection …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • (a) baker's dozen — old fashioned thirteen. The judges selected a baker s dozen of promising entries from the hundreds they received …   New idioms dictionary

  • a baker’s dozen — ➡ baker’s dozen * * * …   Universalium

  • Baker's dozen — A baker s dozen, also known as a long dozen and a long measure , is 13, one more than a proper dozen. The expression found its genesis in 13th century England, when an Assize of Bread and Ale was introduced. Then, it was commonly called the long… …   Wikipedia

  • Baker's Dozen (solitaire) — Baker s Dozen is a solitaire card game using a deck of fifty two playing cards. The game is so called because of the 13 columns in the game, the number in a baker s dozen.First, the cards are dealt into columns of four on the tableau, resulting… …   Wikipedia

  • baker's dozen — {n.}, {informal} Thirteen. * / How many of the jelly doughnuts, Sir? the salesclerk asked. Oh, make it a baker s dozen. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • baker's dozen — {n.}, {informal} Thirteen. * / How many of the jelly doughnuts, Sir? the salesclerk asked. Oh, make it a baker s dozen. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • baker's dozen — A Baker s dozen is 13 rather than 12 …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • baker's dozen —    A Baker s dozen is 13 rather than 12.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Baker's dozen —   A Baker s dozen is 13 rather than 12 …   Dictionary of English idioms

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