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banker1

[bang-ker] /ˈbæŋ kər/
noun
1.
a person employed by a bank, especially as an executive or other official.
2.
Games. the keeper or holder of the bank.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Middle French banquier; see bank2, -er2

banker2

[bang-ker] /ˈbæŋ kər/
noun
1.
a vessel employed in cod fishery on the banks off Newfoundland.
2.
a fisherman on such a vessel.
3.
Australian. a river near flood level, the water being almost bank high.
Origin
1660-70; bank1 + -er1

banker3

[bang-ker] /ˈbæŋ kər/
noun
1.
a bench or table used by masons for dressing stones or bricks.
Origin
1670-80; bank3 + -er1
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  • Nor, once the crisis struck, was he the only central banker to prove handy with monetary plunger and wrench.
  • Neither characteristic is much sought after in a central banker.
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  • Yet despite much speechifying from banker-bashing politicians, such views do not seem to have taken hold.
  • He became a banker for a while and then a successful oil-company executive.
  • When a bank or banker trades, it's not his neck on the line.
  • Payment through a banker or by written draft against deposit was frequent.
British Dictionary definitions for banker

banker1

/ˈbæŋkə/
noun
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/
noun
1.
a fishing vessel of Newfoundland
2.
a fisherman in such a vessel
3.
(Austral & NZ, informal) 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/
noun
1.
a craftsman's workbench
2.
a timber board used as a base for mixing building materials
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Word Origin and History for banker
n.

"keeper of a bank," 1530s, agent noun formed from bank (n.1), possibly modeled on French banquier (16c.).

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