Banker river


2 [bang-ker]
a vessel employed in cod fishery on the banks off Newfoundland.
a fisherman on such a vessel.
Australian. a river near flood level, the water being almost bank high.

1660–70; bank1 + -er1 Unabridged
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banker1 (ˈbæŋkə)
1.  a person who owns or is an executive in a bank
2.  an official or player in charge of the bank in any of various games, esp gambling games
3.  a result that has been forecast identically in a series of entries on a football pool coupon
4.  a person or thing that appears certain to win or be successful

banker2 (ˈbæŋkə)
1.  a fishing vessel of Newfoundland
2.  a fisherman in such a vessel
3.  informal (Austral), (NZ) a stream almost overflowing its banks (esp in the phrase run a banker)
4.  (Brit) Also called: bank engine a locomotive that is used to help a heavy train up a steep gradient

banker3 (ˈbæŋkə)
1.  a craftsman's workbench
2.  a timber board used as a base for mixing building materials

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Word Origin & History

1530s, formed from bank (1), possibly modeled on Fr. banquier (16c.).
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