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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)
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"Flat as ever so much swipes," says Phil. "Five dozen rifle and a dozen pistol.
As Phil moves about to execute this order, it appears that he is lame, though able to move very quickly.
These being drawn to opposite ends of the gallery, the trooper makes his own bed and Phil makes his.
"Phil!" says the master, walking towards him without his coat and waistcoat, and looking more soldierly than ever in his braces.
Shyness isn't among the many failings -- or virtues -- of Philippa Gordon -- Phil for short.
"Think of marrying a name like Alonzo!" said Phil dolefully.
"Not quite," laughed Anne, responding to Phil's squeeze, with a return of cordiality.
"Well, what do you think of our new friend?" asked Priscilla, when Phil had left them.
"But when I haven't it just seems like wanton cruelty--though I know Phil wouldn't hurt me for the world.
"I'm getting terrible stiff in the joints, Phil, for climbing those stairs of yours," said Wakem, looking kindly at his son as he laid down his paper.
"This is a nice place for you, isn't it, Phil?--a capital light that from the roof, eh?" was, as usual, the first thing he said on entering the painting-room.
"But this girl seems to have been fond of you, Phil, else she wouldn't have met you in that way."