Definition of crake
1 : any of various rails; especially : a short-billed rail (as the corncrake)
2 : the corncrake's cry
Origin 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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