flak·​er | \ ˈflākə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of flaker

: one that flakes: such as
a : a person that produces flint flakes for striking fire or that manufactures flaked stone implements
b : a worker who places cleaned fish on flakes for drying
c or flaking mill : a machine for reducing material (as cereal grain, fish, soap, or ice) to flakes
d : a prehistoric implement of bone or other material used to press off flakes of stone in making stone implements

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“Flaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flaker. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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