drying flake
an outdoor platform or rack for drying fish, q.v

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Flake — may refer to:In food preparation: * Fish flake, a platform for drying cod * Flake (fish), an Australian term for edible flesh of one of several species of shark * Flake (chocolate), a chocolate barIn science: * Lithic flake, a fragment of stone… …   Wikipedia

  • flake — flake1 [flāk] n. [ME < Scand, as in Norw flak, ice floe, ON flakna, to flake off < IE * plāg, flat < base * plā > PLAIN1] 1. a small, thin mass [a flake of snow] 2. a thin piece or layer split off or peeled off from anything; chip ☆ 3 …   English World dictionary

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flake — flake1 flakeless, adj. flaker, n. /flayk/, n., v., flaked, flaking. n. 1. a small, flat, thin piece, esp. one that has been or become detached from a larger piece or mass: flakes of old paint. 2. any small piece or mass: a flake of snow. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • flake — I. noun Etymology: Middle English; akin to Old English flacor flying (of arrows), Old Norse flakna to flake off, split Date: 14th century 1. a small loose mass or bit < flakes of snow > 2. a thin flattened piece or layer ; chip 3. slang …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flake — I. /fleɪk / (say flayk) noun 1. a small, flat, thin piece of anything. 2. a small, detached piece or mass: a flake of cloud. 3. a stratum or layer. 4. Colloquial a strange or bizarre person; an unconventional person. 5. Colloquial a person who… …   Australian English dictionary

  • flake — I [[t]fleɪk[/t]] n. v. flaked, flak•ing 1) a small, flat, thin piece, esp. one that has been or become detached from a larger piece or mass 2) any small piece or mass 3) a stratum or layer 4) cvb sts Slang. an eccentric person; screwball 5) cvb… …   From formal English to slang

  • flake — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a a small thin light piece of snow. b a similar piece of another material. 2 a thin broad piece of material peeled or split off. 3 Archaeol. a piece of hard stone chipped off and used as a tool. 4 a natural division of the flesh… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flake — 1) an outdoor platform or rack for drying fish, often of spruce boughs on a framework of poles in North America. The boughs stopped the fish from being burned by the wooden frame or longers. Some fish were laid directly on beach rocks, a bawn.… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • flake — flake1 noun 1》 a small, flat, very thin piece of something.     ↘Archaeology a piece of hard stone chipped off for use as a tool. 2》 a snowflake. 3》 N. Amer. informal a crazy or eccentric person. verb 1》 come away from a surface in flakes. 2》… …   English new terms dictionary

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