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rock·er

 (rŏk′ər)
n.
1. One that rocks, as:
a. A rocking chair.
b. A rocking horse.
2. One of the two curved pieces upon which a cradle, rocking chair, or similar device rocks.
3. A cradle used for washing or panning ores.
4. A small curved blade with a toothed edge used in mezzotint engraving to roughen the surface of the metal plate.
5. An object having a curved form, as the keel of a ship or a skate blade sharpened in a curve.
6. A curved stripe at the bottom part of a chevron worn by noncommissioned officers above the rank of sergeant.
7. Music
a. A rock song, singer, or musician.
b. A fan of rock music.
Idiom:
off (one's) rocker Slang
Out of one's mind; crazy.

rocker

(ˈrɒkə)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) any of various devices that transmit or operate with a rocking motion. See also rocker arm
2. (Furniture) another word for rocking chair
3. (Furniture) either of two curved supports on the legs of a chair or other article of furniture on which it may rock
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a steel tool with a curved toothed cage, used to roughen the copper plate in engraving a mezzotint
5. (Tools) a steel tool with a curved toothed cage, used to roughen the copper plate in engraving a mezzotint
6. (Mining & Quarrying) mining another word for cradle9
7. (Ice Skating)
a. an ice skate with a curved blade
b. the curve itself
8. (Ice Skating) skating
a. a figure consisting of three interconnecting circles
b. a half turn in which the skater turns through 180°, so facing about while continuing to move in the same direction
9. (Pop Music) a rock-music performer, fan, or song
10. Brit an adherent of a youth movement rooted in the 1950s, characterized by motorcycle trappings. Compare mod1
11. off one's rocker slang crazy; demented

rock•er

(ˈrɒk ər)

n.
1. Also called runner. one of the curved pieces on which a cradle or a rocking chair rocks.
3. any of various devices that operate with a rocking motion.
4. Mining. cradle (def. 9).
5. a performer, fan, or piece of rock music.
Idioms:
off one's rocker, Slang. insane; crazy.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rocker - an attendant who rocks a child in a cradlerocker - an attendant who rocks a child in a cradle
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
2.rocker - a performer or composer or fan of rock music
instrumentalist, musician, player - someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
rock star - a famous singer of rock music
3.rocker - a teenager or young adult in the 1960s who wore leather jackets and rode motorcycles
bikers, rockers - originally a British youth subculture that evolved out of the teddy boys in the 1960s; wore black leather jackets and jeans and boots; had greased hair and rode motorcycles and listened to rock'n'roll; were largely unskilled manual laborers
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
adolescent, stripling, teen, teenager - a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
4.rocker - a chair mounted on rockersrocker - a chair mounted on rockers    
Boston rocker - a rocking chair that has a high spindle back and a decorative top panel
chair - a seat for one person, with a support for the back; "he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"
platform rocker - rocking chair on a stationary base
rocker - a curved support that permits the supported object to rock to and fro
rung, stave, round - a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
shoofly - a child's rocking chair with the seat built between two flat sides that are shaped to resemble an animal (such as a swan or duck)
5.rocker - a trough that can be rocked back and forth; used by gold miners to shake auriferous earth in water in order to separate the gold
trough - a long narrow shallow receptacle
6.rocker - an ice skate with a curved blade
ice skate - skate consisting of a boot with a steel blade fitted to the sole
7.rocker - a curved support that permits the supported object to rock to and fro
cradle - a baby bed with sides and rockers
rocking horse, hobby, hobbyhorse - a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride
rocking chair, rocker - a chair mounted on rockers
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
Translations
أرْجُل سَرير الطِّفْلكُرْسي هَزّاز
houpací židleoblouk kolébky
gyngestol
KufeSchaukelstuhlTürschweller
saru
ruggustóllvalti, sveigur
oblúk kolísky
kavisli ayaksalıncaklı/sallanan sandalye

rocker

[ˈrɒkəʳ] N
1. [of cradle etc] → balancín m (US) (= chair) → mecedora f, mecedor m (LAm)
to be off one's rockerestar majareta
2. (Mus) (= person) → rockero/a m/f

rocker

[ˈrɒkər] n
(= musician) → rocker m, rockeur/euse m/f
(mainly US) (= chair) → rocking-chair m

rocker

n
(of cradle etc)Kufe f; to be off one’s rocker (inf)übergeschnappt sein (inf); to go off one’s rocker (inf)überschnappen (inf)
(sl: = person) → Rocker(in) m(f)
(Aut: also rocker arm) → Kipphebel m

rocker

[ˈrɒkəʳ] n (chair) → sedia a dondolo
to be off one's rocker (fam) → essere pazzo/a

rock2

(rok) verb
1. to (cause to) swing gently backwards and forwards or from side to side. The mother rocked the cradle; This cradle rocks.
2. to swing (a baby) gently in one's arms to comfort it or make it sleep.
3. to shake or move violently. The earthquake rocked the building.
ˈrocker noun
1. one of usually two curved supports on which a cradle, rocking-chair etc rocks.
2. a rocking-chair.
ˈrocky adjective
which rocks or shakes; unsteady; unsafe.
ˈrockiness noun
ˈrocking-chair noun
a chair which rocks backwards and forwards on rockers.
ˈrocking-horse noun
a toy horse which rocks backwards and forwards on rockers.
off one's rocker
mad; crazy.
References in classic literature ?
The cradle-rockers had done hard duty for so many years, under the weight of so many children, on that flagstone floor, that they were worn nearly flat, in consequence of which a huge jerk accompanied each swing of the cot, flinging the baby from side to side like a weaver's shuttle, as Mrs Durbeyfield, excited by her song, trod the rocker with all the spring that was left in her after a long day's seething in the suds.
Seating himself in a wicker rocker which was there, he once more applied himself to the task of reading the newspaper.
They crossed a bright hall, and found the big beautiful husband lying back reading in a huge Mission rocker.
Hale took the tiny rattan beside the big Mission rocker, her slender hand curled like a tendril in Edmund's.
A wicker rocker, comfortable with silk cushions, was near it.
Miranda removed the shawl from her head and sank into the kitchen rocker, ejaculating under her breath, "She is the beatin'est child
Anne sat down on the rocker with a long sigh, kissed one of Bonny's leaves, and waved her hand to a blossoming fuchsia.
Sarah sat in her squeaky willow rocker, and looked out the window.
Rose settled herself heavily in the rocker close to the table.
Yes, the eighth baby arrived a fortnight ago," said Miss Cornelia, from a rocker before the fire of the little house one chilly October afternoon.
There were beasts of all sorts; horses, in particular, of every breed, from the spotted barrel on four pegs, with a small tippet for a mane, to the thoroughbred rocker on his highest mettle.
The very rockers that I put it upon to make a cradle of it, I cut out of a piece of wood that drifted from some ship or another.