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bark·er 1

 (bär′kər)
n.
1. One, such as a dog, that makes a bark or a barking sound.
2. An employee who stands before the entrance to a show, as at a carnival, and solicits customers with a loud sales spiel.

bark·er 2

 (bär′kər)
n.
One that removes bark from trees or logs or prepares it for tanning.

barker

(ˈbɑːkə)
n
1. an animal or person that barks
2. a person who stands at a show, fair booth, etc, and loudly addresses passers-by to attract customers

barker

(ˈbɑːkə)
n
(Tanning) a person or machine that removes bark from trees or logs or prepares it for tanning

Barker

(ˈbɑːkə)
n
1. (Biography) George (Granville). 1913–91, British poet: author of Calamiterror (1937) and The True Confession of George Barker (1950)
2. (Biography) Howard. born 1946, British playwright: his plays include Claw (1975), The Castle (1985), A Hard Heart (1992), and 13 Objects (2003)
3. (Biography) Ronnie, full name Ronald William George Barker. 1929–2005, British comedian: known esp for his partnership with Ronnie Corbett (born 1930) in the TV series The Two Ronnies (1971–85)

bark•er1

(ˈbɑr kər)

n.
1. a person who stands at the entrance to a show, as in a carnival or fair, calling out its attractions to passersby.
2. an animal or person that barks.
[1350–1400]

bark•er2

(ˈbɑr kər)

n.
one that removes bark.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barker - someone who stands in front of a show (as at a carnival) and gives a loud colorful sales talk to potential customersbarker - someone who stands in front of a show (as at a carnival) and gives a loud colorful sales talk to potential customers
plugger, promoter, booster - someone who is an active supporter and advocate
2.barker - informal terms for dogsbarker - informal terms for dogs    
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
Translations

barker

[ˈbɑːkəʳ] Nvoceador(a) m/f, charlatán/ana m/f de feria

barker

n (outside shop, club) → Anreißer m (inf); (at fair) → Marktschreier m (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Barker doing up the lunch in a hamper and a great basket.
Jeremiah Barker was my new master's name, but as every one called him Jerry, I shall do the same.
Young Barker the bellows-mender is home again, and looks much improved by his vacation round-up among the out- lying smithies.
Barker of Roxley Farm, over by Blackstable Church, and I used to go and stay there often when I was a girl.
Saxon responded, mimicking the cry of a side-show barker.
This was Cecil James Barker, of Hales Lodge, Hampstead.
Barker was himself an undoubted Englishman; but by his remarks it was clear that he had first known Douglas in America and had there lived on intimate terms with him.
Cecil Barker, much excited, had rushed up to the door and pealed furiously upon the bell.
Only Cecil Barker seemed to be master of himself and his emotions; he had opened the door which was nearest to the entrance and he had beckoned to the sergeant to follow him.
Nothing has been touched up to now," said Cecil Barker.
Barker drew aside the curtain, and showed that the long, diamond-paned window was open to its full extent.
Cecil Barker pointed to a box of brass-headed nails upon the mantelpiece.