shak|er

shak|er
shak|er «SHAY kuhr», noun.
1. a person who shakes something.
2. a machine or utensil used in shaking.
3. a container, such as for pepper or salt, having a perforated top.
Shak|er «SHAY kuhr», noun, adjective.
–n.
a member of an American religious sect that originated in England in the 1700's as an offshoot of the Quakers, so called from movements of the body that formed part of their worship. Shakers did not marry and owned all property in common.
–adj.
1. of or having to do with the Shakers: »

Shaker customs, Shaker communities.

2. made by or in the style of the Shakers: »

Shaker furniture, Shaker stitch. Shaker flannel is napped on both sides.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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