crake definition

  • noun:
    • any one of several short-billed birds of this family Rallidae, for instance the corncrake.
    • some of several wild birds, of family members Rallidae, having quick expenses.
    • A boast. See crack, letter.
    • Any species or rail regarding the genera Crex and Porzana; -- so named from its single cry. See corncrake.
    • A boast.
    • A crow; a raven. Compare night-crake.
    • a broad title the tiny rails with short bills shaped somewhat that way associated with domestic hen.
    • some of a number of short-billed birds of the family members Rallidae, like the corncrake.
    • some of a few wild birds, associated with the household Rallidae, which have quick expenses.
    • any of a number of short-billed Old World rails
    • A boast. See crack, letter.
    • Any species or railway for the genera Crex and Porzana; -- so named from the singular cry. See corncrake.
    • A boast.
    • A crow; a raven. Compare night-crake.
    • A general name for the little rails with brief bills shaped significantly like that of the domestic hen.
    • any one of a few short-billed old-world rails
  • verb:
    • To cry out harshly and loudly, like the bird called crake.
    • To brag; to talk loudly and haughtily.
    • To cry out harshly and loudly, such as the bird called crake.
    • To boast; to speak loudly and haughtily.
  • others:
    • just like break.
    • To cry like a crake; utter the harsh cry of this corn-crake.
    • just like crack.
    • To cry like a crake; utter the harsh weep for the corn-crake.

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