barker

noun (1)
bark·er | \ˈbär-kər \

Definition of barker 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: one that barks especially : a person who advertises by hawking at an entrance to a show

barker

noun (2)

Definition of barker (Entry 2 of 2)

: one that removes or prepares bark

First Known Use of barker

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1611, in the meaning defined above

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barker

noun
bark·er | \ˈbär-kər \

Kids Definition of barker

: a person who stands at the entrance to a show and tries to attract people to it

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