Flake Flake (fl[=a]k), n. [Cf. Icel. flaki, fleki, Dan. flage, D. vlaak.] 1. A paling; a hurdle. [prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

2. A platform of hurdles, or small sticks made fast or interwoven, supported by stanchions, for drying codfish and other things. [1913 Webster]

You shall also, after they be ripe, neither suffer them to have straw nor fern under them, but lay them either upon some smooth table, boards, or flakes of wands, and they will last the longer. --English Husbandman. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) A small stage hung over a vessel's side, for workmen to stand on in calking, etc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Flake — Flake, n. [Etym. uncertain; cf. 1st {Fake}.] A flat layer, or fake, of a coiled cable. Flake after flake ran out of the tubs, until we were compelled to hand the end of our line to the second mate. F. T. Bullen. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • flake — flake; flake·less; flake·let; …   English syllables

  • flake — Ⅰ. flake [1] ► NOUN 1) a small, flat, very thin piece of something. 2) N. Amer. informal a crazy or eccentric person. ► VERB 1) come away from a surface in flakes. 2) split into flakes …   English terms dictionary

  • Flake — Flake, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flaked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flaking}.] To form into flakes. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flake — Flake, v. i. To separate in flakes; to peel or scale off. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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