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crake

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noun \ˈkrāk\

Definition of crake

  1. 1 :  any of various rails; especially :  a short-billed rail (as the corncrake)

  2. 2 :  the corncrake's cry



Origin and Etymology of crake

Middle English, probably from Old Norse krāka crow or krākr raven; akin to Old English crāwan to crow


First Known Use: 14th century


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