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1. One that edits, prints, publishes, or binds books.
2. One who accepts and pays off bets, as on a horserace. Also called bookie.

book′mak′ing n.
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(Gambling, except Cards) a person who as an occupation accepts bets, esp on horseraces, and pays out to winning betters
ˈbookˌmaking n
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(ˈbʊkˌmeɪ kər)

1. a person who makes a business of accepting the bets of others on the outcome of sports contests, esp. of horse races.
2. a person who designs, prints, or manufactures books.
book′mak`ing, n., adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bookmaker - a maker of booksbookmaker - a maker of books; someone who edits or publishes or binds books
maker, shaper - a person who makes things
2.bookmaker - a gambler who accepts and pays off bets (especially on horse races)bookmaker - a gambler who accepts and pays off bets (especially on horse races)
gambler - a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
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[ˈbʊkmeɪkəʳ] Ncorredor m de apuestas GREYHOUND RACING
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[ˈbʊkmeɪkər] nbookmaker m
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[ˈbʊkˌmeɪkəʳ] nbookmaker m inv, allibratore m
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(buk) noun
1. a number of sheets of paper (especially printed) bound together. an exercise book.
2. a piece of writing, bound and covered. I've written a book on Shakespeare.
3. a record of bets.
1. to buy or reserve (a ticket, seat etc) for a play etc. I've booked four seats for Friday's concert.
2. to hire in advance. We've booked the hall for Saturday.
ˈbookable adjective
able to be reserved in advance. Are these seats bookable?
ˈbooking noun
a reservation.
ˈbooklet (-lit) noun
a small, thin book. a booklet about the history of the town.
ˈbookbinding noun
putting the covers on books.
ˈbookbinder noun
ˈbookcase noun
a set of shelves for books.
ˈbooking-office noun
an office where travel tickets etc are sold. a queue at the station booking-office.
ˈbookmaker noun
a professional betting man who takes bets and pays winnings.
ˈbookmark noun
something put in a book to mark a particular page.
ˈbookseller noun
a person who sells books.
ˈbookshelf noun
a shelf on which books are kept.
ˈbookshop noun
a shop which sells books.
ˈbookworm noun
a person who reads a lot.
booked up
having every ticket sold. The theatre is booked up for the season.
book in
to sign one's name on the list of guests at an hotel etc. We have booked in at the Royal Hotel.
by the book
strictly according to the rules. She always does things by the book.
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References in classic literature ?
I should like you to come and dine with me tonight, and I'll take you round anywhere you care to go; and then if you don't want to go back to your old tradespeople, I could take you to my tailor and bookmaker."
The last time I called on him to conclude the transaction we were interrupted by a person, something like a cross between a bookmaker and a private secretary, who, entering through a door which was not the anteroom door, walked up and stooped to whisper into his ear.
Bookmaker: BetVictor 7-10: West Brom v Swansea, under 2.5 goals ....................
Originally published in 1991, and now featuring a new introduction by award-winning author Shirley Abbott, The Bookmaker's Daughter: A Memory Unbound is the poignant memoir of a daughter remembering her father, growing up in Arkansas in the 30's and 40's.
Bookmaker: Coral 4/1: Fernando Torres to score first v Portsmouth .............
PLACING a bet with a bookmaker is a simple transaction.
The proportion of total stakes the bookmaker could expect to return would be 95 per cent multiplied by 95 per cent, which is 90 per cent.
Legal action became inevitable when Dundalk failed to respect the well-established concept of bookmaker seniority in making pitch allocations prior to the reopening of the venue.
NO starting prices were returned on the opening two races at Shelbourne Park on Friday due to the fact that only one bookmaker was putting up straight prices on them, writes Michael Fortune.
"We want to avoid any difficult situations on course and would therefore encourage any bookmaker who hasn't returned the licence but wishes to stand at either a Northern or Arena racecourse to do so as soon as possible and certainly before September 1."
David Roberts, Midlands managing director and representative for bookmaker and betting liaison at Arena, said: "We are pleased to have finalised this mutually beneficial longterm agreement and we are pleased to be working closely with our on-course bookmakers.
We read regularly of bookmakers reporting huge profits, and with FOBTs, online casinos and the like it is clear that even the most inefficient bookmaker is guaranteed handsome annual profits.