Definition of Cawkers
1. cawker [n] - See also: cawker
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cawkers
Literary usage of Cawkers
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"sb.fl. iron rims on the under side of cawkers f Mid. Lane.), [• wooden-soled shoes. ... cawkers ..."
2. Diary of Richard Cocks, Cape-merchant in the English Factory in Japan, 1615 by Richard Cocks, Sir Edward Maunde Thompson (1883)
"This day was 9 carpenters, 7 cawkers, and 18 laborers about junck ; and laborers wrought all night to have stuffe in the ..."
3. The Dawn of British Trade to the East Indies: As Recorded in the Court ...by East India Company by East India Company (1886)
"Caulkers (cawkers . number to be employed in each ship, 89 : to be hired by Mr. Burrell and wages agreed on, 89. ..."
4. Glossary of Supposed Americanisms by Alfred Langdon Elwyn (1859)
"cawkers. The hind part of a horse's shoe, sharpened and turned downward, to prevent the animal from slipping. (Brockett.) This is, no doubt, ..."
5. Reprinted Glossaries by Walter William Skeat (1873)
"... sb. pi. flat round cakes, made of oatmeal, and flavoured with can-away seeds. cawkers, sb. pi. See Clog*. ..."