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Any of several short-billed birds of the family Rallidae, such as the corncrake.
(Zoology) zoology any of several rails that occur in the Old World, such as the corncrake and the spotted crake
[C14: from Old Norse krāka crow or krākr raven, of imitative origin]
any of several short-billed rails, as the corn crake.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old Norse krākr, krāki crow1]
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|Noun||1.||crake - any of several short-billed Old World rails|
rail - any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud