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Definitions of drake

  1. English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The male of the duck kind. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The drake fly. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Wild oats, brome grass, or darnel grass; - called also drawk, dravick, and drank. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The male of any kind of duck. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. The male of the duck. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A male duck. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. The male of the duck; the drake-fly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for drake

  1. " A fearful man to the King of Spain is Sir Francis Drake said Lord Burghley. – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  2. " It's she who has been trying to persuade the Murrays not to have Sir Beverley Drake I told myself. – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson