drake definition

  • noun:
    • A male duck.
    • A mayfly utilized as fishing bait. Also referred to as drake fly.
    • A male duck.
    • A mayfly utilized as fishing bait.
    • a kind of dragon.
    • The male for the duck type.
    • The drake fly.
    • A dragon.
    • a little bit of artillery.
    • crazy oats, brome lawn, or darnel lawn; -- labeled as also drawk, dravick, and consumed.
    • The male of this duck type; especially, the mallard.
    • The silver shilling of this reign of Queen Elizabeth, having a martlet, popularly labeled as a drake, given that mint-mark.
    • a big flat stone which the duck is positioned in the game of duck on drake. See duck.
    • A. fabulous animal: identical to dragon, 1.
    • A battle-standard getting the figure of a drake or dragon.
    • a tiny bit of artillery. See dragon, 5.
    • A species of fly, obviously the dragon-fly, utilized as a bait in angling. Also known as drakefly
    • A Middle English kind of drawk.
    • Any one of a few pseudo-neuropterous pests utilized as bait by fishermen, specially particular May-flies. Ephemera danica and E. vulgata are recognized to English fishermen whilst the green drake additionally the grey drake.
    • A man-of-war for the Vikings.
    • English explorer and admiral who was simply initial Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and which aided to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)
    • adult male of a wild or domestic duck

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