Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of nacre.
  • noun A kind of drum; a kettledrum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Same as nacre.
  • noun obsolete A kind of kettledrum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A kettledrum.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French nacaire, nacre (cognate with Italian nacchera, mediaeval Latin nacara), from Arabic نقّارة (naqqāra, "drum").

Examples

  • The two armies were perfectly silent, save here and there the bray of a single trumpet, or beat of a naker drum in one or the other, and the continuous hum of the hymns and chants from the three Russian chapel-tents.

    A Book of Golden Deeds

  • The two armies were perfectly silent, save here and there the bray of a single trumpet, or beat of a naker drum in one or the other, and the continuous hum of the hymns and chants from the three Russian chapel - tents.

    A Book of Golden Deeds

  • GM spent billions of dollars and effort to re-create Cadillac, their markee brand that they let slip into disrepair - as an auto naker how do you ever allow your key brand to get stale?

    Ace of Spades HQ

  • "Nay," said Nigel; "we have pipes with us and a naker or two, but I have heard no trumpet-call from our ranks.

    Sir Nigel

  • "Nay," said Nigel; "we have pipes with us and a naker or two, but I have heard no trumpet-call from our ranks.

    Sir Nigel

  • -- Be ready when I give a signal, to strike _naker_, [Footnote:

    The Betrothed

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