1 [bahr-ker]

1350–1400; Middle English berker, berkar. See bark1, -er1 Unabridged


2 [bahr-ker]
a person or thing that removes bark from trees.
a person or thing that prepares bark for tanning.

1375–1425, earlier as surname; late Middle English. See bark2 (v.), -er1 Unabridged
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barker1 (ˈbɑːkə)
1.  an animal or person that barks
2.  a person who stands at a show, fair booth, etc, and loudly addresses passers-by to attract customers

barker2 (ˈbɑːkə)
a person or machine that removes bark from trees or logs or prepares it for tanning

Barker (ˈbɑːkə)
1.  George (Granville). 1913--91, British poet: author of Calamiterror (1937) and The True Confession of George Barker (1950)
2.  Howard. born 1946, British playwright: his plays include Claw (1975), The Castle (1985), A Hard Heart (1992), and 13 Objects (2003)
3.  Ronnie, full name Ronald William George Barker. 1929--2005, British comedian: known esp for his partnership with Ronnie Corbett (born 1930) in the TV series The Two Ronnies (1971--85)

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Example sentences
She is not generally a big barker outside of the car.
The smaller the dog, the more likely it will be a barker.
However, he's an obsessive barker in other contexts, and a citronella bark
  collar doesn't work on him.
It is the snake-oil salesman, or the carnival barker, or the hustling
  television minister.
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