Definition of rocker
1a : either of two curving pieces of wood or metal on which an object (such as a cradle) rocksb : any of various objects (such as a rocking chair or an infant's toy having a seat placed between side pieces) that rock on rockersc : 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
Recent Examples of rocker from the Web
After its opening weekend, the season stretches through September with French rockers Phoenix, punk veterans Blondie, Gustavo Dudamel’s L.A. Phil, Diana Krall, Fleet Foxes and others.
Friday night will feature a bill capped by Four Fried Chickens and a Coke, and Saturday’s daylong entertainment will conclude with Kansas City’s favorite Irish rockers, The Elders.
Hard rockers Mr. Big will perform June 2 at The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, in advance of the release of the bandâs ninth studio album, âDefying Gravityâ in July.
The story begins with a Buenos Aires artist named Carmen (María Villar), who’s ending her fellowship in the vain hope that the program’s manager, Lukas (Keith Poulson), a standoffish ex-rocker, will leave with her.
The southern-blues rocker passed away at his home in Savannah, Georgia, at the age of 69.
Four large portraits of Cornell were on display on a dais where Morello, actor Josh Brolin and the rocker's Soundgarden bandmates Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron delivered eulogies under overcast skies at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Four large portraits of Cornell were on display on a dais where Morello, actor Josh Brolin and the rocker’s Soundgarden bandmates Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron delivered eulogies under overcast skies at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Melody Andrade brought her 4-year-old son Jude to memorialize the Seattle rocker.
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First Known Use of rocker
ROCKER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rocker for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
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