rocker

noun
rock·​er | \ ˈrä-kər How to pronounce rocker (audio) \

Definition of rocker

1a : either of two curving pieces of wood or metal on which an object (such as a cradle) rocks
b : any of various objects (such as a rocking chair or an infant's toy having a seat placed between side pieces) that rock on rockers
c : any of various objects in the form of a rocker or with parts resembling a rocker (such as a skate with a curved blade)
d(1) : any of the curved stripes at the lower part of a chevron worn by a noncommissioned officer above the rank of sergeant
(2) : the curved stripe at the upper part of a chevron worn by a chief petty officer
2 : any of various devices that work with a rocking motion
3 : a rock performer, song, or enthusiast
off one's rocker
: in a state marked by extreme confusion or mental unsoundness … he felt dizzy, slightly off his rocker at this extraordinary assailment of his senses.— Bernard Malamud

Examples of rocker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rocker also dispelled rumors of his arguments with Steinman over their partnership. Justin Curto, Vulture, "Meat Loaf on Late Songwriter Jim Steinman: ‘We Belonged Heart and Soul to Each Other’," 23 Apr. 2021 The lemon pizza was a nod to Sugar Ray's first album, Lemonade and Brownies, while the orange pizza referenced Orange County, where the rocker grew up. Rachel Yang, EW.com, "The Masked Singer recap: Orca swims away to reveal rock frontman," 15 Apr. 2021 Ted Nugent, the aging rocker with Michigan roots who performed at campaign events for former President Donald Trump, has raised a question about the COVID-19 pandemic that possibly nobody else had considered. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, "Rocker Ted Nugent poses a new question about the COVID-19 pandemic," 12 Apr. 2021 Ted Nugent, the aging rocker who performed at campaign events for former President Donald Trump, has raised a question about the COVID-19 pandemic that possibly nobody else had considered. al, "Ted Nugent: ‘Why weren’t we shut down for COVID one through 18?’," 12 Apr. 2021 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has laid out specific plans for Michael Stanley Day, the citywide event honoring the Cleveland rocker who passed away from lung cancer earlier this month. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to showcase new exhibit, more for Michael Stanley Day," 22 Mar. 2021 But Blake Shelton wasn't too excited to see his fiancee, because the No Doubt rocker was campaigning for his frenemy Kelly Clarkson. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, "'The Voice': Kelly Clarkson's video of Gwen Stefani attacking Blake Shelton backfires badly," 16 Mar. 2021 The new video was directed by Joel Kazuo Knoernschild and Katie Malia, who pair the simmering rocker with an array of stunning natural scenes. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, "Watch a Scenic New Video for Tom Petty’s ‘Wildflowers’ Rarity ‘You Saw Me Comin”," 4 Mar. 2021 The ad, Springsteen’s first in his decades-long career, found the rocker driving (a Jeep) out in the middle of the continental U.S. and preaching about uniting a divided country. Justin Curto, Vulture, "Jeep Takes the Keys From Bruce Springsteen After DWI News," 10 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of rocker

1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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29 Apr 2021

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“Rocker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rocker. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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rocker

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rocker

: a curved piece of wood or metal on which an object (such as a cradle or chair) moves back and forth or from side to side
: someone who plays or performs rock music
: someone who enjoys listening to rock music

rocker

noun
rock·​er | \ ˈrä-kər How to pronounce rocker (audio) \

Kids Definition of rocker

2 : a curving piece of wood or metal on which an object (as a cradle or rocking chair) rocks

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