milk·​er | \ ˈmil-kər How to pronounce milker (audio) \

Definition of milker

1 : one that milks an animal
2 : one that yields milk

Examples of milker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scientists believe piping virtual pastoral settings into the animals’ vision is the next in a series of quality-of-life improvements for dairy cows that includes robotic milkers that let cows roam further and have more freedom. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 26 Nov. 2019 Five years ago, robotic milkers changed the lives of many dairy farmers and their herds by letting cows choose to pull into a milking station the way cars pull off the interstate to refuel. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 26 Nov. 2019 The machines can detect which cow is entering and attach and detach the milkers from the teets without human hands. Alexia Elejalde-ruiz,, 3 July 2019 Big data and cows Robotic milkers can harvest milk without human involvement. Smithsonian, 11 July 2018 One reason for the increase: Farmers who are trying to get bigger and more efficient can tap government funds for up to half the price of a robot milker. The milking robot is the size of a small truck. Peter Landers, WSJ, 6 May 2018 Instead, the early milkers of the fertile crescent transformed it into sour yogurt, butter and cheese; the hot climate caused milk to quickly spoil. Daniel Fernandez, Smithsonian, 11 May 2018 Fully robotic milkers first took hold in Europe in the 1990s. Peter Landers, WSJ, 6 May 2018 Beyond the Ida collars, other tech start-ups make cow pedometers, robot milkers, tail sensors and electroshock collars that can stop or shift a herd. Drew Harwell,, 5 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of milker

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Milker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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