Laker Lak"er, n. One that is connected with a lake or lakes, as in habitation, toil, etc.: (a) One of the poets of the Lake school. See {Lake poets}, under {Lake}, n. (b) (Zo["o]l.) A fish living in, or taken from, a lake, esp. the namaycush. (c) A lake steamer or canal boat. [1913 Webster]

The bridge tender . . . thought the Cowies ``a little mite'' longer than that laker. --The Century. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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