Definition of Rocker

1. Noun. An attendant who rocks a child in a cradle.

Generic synonyms: Attendant, Attender, Tender
Derivative terms: Rock

2. Noun. A performer or composer or fan of rock music.
Exact synonyms: Rock 'n' Roll Musician
Generic synonyms: Instrumentalist, Musician, Player
Specialized synonyms: Rock Star

3. Noun. A teenager or young adult in the 1960s who wore leather jackets and rode motorcycles.

4. Noun. A chair mounted on rockers.
Exact synonyms: Rocking Chair
Specialized synonyms: Boston Rocker, Platform Rocker, Shoofly
Generic synonyms: Chair
Terms within: Round, Rung, Stave
Derivative terms: Rock

5. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Cradle
Generic synonyms: Trough
Derivative terms: Cradle

6. Noun. An ice skate with a curved blade.
Generic synonyms: Ice Skate

7. Noun. A curved support that permits the supported object to rock to and fro.
Group relationships: Cradle, Hobby, Hobbyhorse, Rocking Horse, Rocking Chair
Generic synonyms: Support
Derivative terms: Rock

Definition of Rocker

1. n. One who rocks; specifically, one who rocks a cradle.

Definition of Rocker

1. Noun. A curved piece of wood attached to the bottom of a rocking chair or cradle that enables it to rock back and forth. ¹

2. Noun. Hence, a rocking chair ¹

3. Noun. (surfing) The lengthwise curvature of a surfboard. (More rocker is a more curved board.) ¹

4. Noun. Someone passionate about rock music. ¹

5. Noun. A musician who plays rock music ¹

6. Noun. One who rocks something. ¹

7. Noun. (U.K.) A member of a British subculture of the 1960s, opposed to the mods, who dressed in black leather and were interested in 1950s music. ¹

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Definition of Rocker

1. a rocking chair [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rocker

1. 1. One who rocks; specifically, one who rocks a cradle. "It was I, sir, said the rocker, who had the honor, some thirty years since, to attend on your highness in your infancy." (Fuller) 2. One of the curving pieces of wood or metal on which a cradle, chair, etc, rocks. 3. Any implement or machine working with a rocking motion, as a trough mounted on rockers for separating gold dust from gravel, etc, by agitation in water. 4. A play horse on rockers; a rocking-horse. 5. A chair mounted on rockers; a rocking-chair. 6. A skate with a curved blade, somewhat resembling in shape the rocker of a cradle. 7. Same as Rock shaft. Rocker arm, an arm borne by a rock shaft. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rocker

rocked along
rocker (current term)
rocker arm
rocket aircraft
rocket base
rocket belt
rocket belts
rocket car

Literary usage of Rocker

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1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"By experiment on a right-angled prismatic rocker (ie if the lines А с and в D ... In the case of a right-angled. rocker as above,"of course the distance D в ..."

2. Mining in the Pacific States of North America by John Shertzer Hittell (1862)
"The cradle or rocker is, next to the pan, the most simple instrument for washing gold. ... Sometimes an iron spike runs down from the center of each rocker, ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, Stephen Keyes Williams, Edwin Burritt Smith, Ernest Hitchcock, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1885)
"Thus, the shaft and (he journals can readily be removed and replaced, and the journals are free to play without working out of their bearings. The rocker is ..."

4. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1898)
"On the floor of the rocker and extending transversely across it, ... When in position for work, the rocker was placed on a solid surface near the earth to ..."

5. The Design of Highway Bridges of Steel, Timber and Concrete by Milo Smith Ketchum (1920)
"rocker or roller bearings are required on spans of 70 ft. or more, ... The length of the rocker will be taken as 23 inches so the bearing stress between the ..."

6. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1897)
"The rocker consisted of a wooden box or trough, resembling a child's cradle with the ... On the floor of the rocker and extending transversely across it, ..."

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