barker

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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)