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

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The Bajadasaurus belongs to a group of sauropods called Dicraeosaurids, distinguished by this unusual punk-rocker morphology. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "Newly Discovered Dinos Had Badass Bone Mohawks," 7 Feb. 2019 Back inside there's a mixed crowd of black and white men and women—lots of students, punk rockers, and yuppies. Aimee Levitt, Chicago Reader, "Archive Dive / Music / Neighborhoods A look back at a punk club doorman and his buffet of food offerings," 23 May 2018 The 68-year-old rocker and biker has been riding Harleys most of his life and is gearing up for a cross-country journey this summer on a 1928 Harley. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Biker rallies will rev up Harley-Davidson riders across the nation," 2 Mar. 2018 Besides the big names, seek out acts like soulful crooner Billy Raffoul and groovy rocker NoMBe to complete the experience. Raisa Bruner, Time, "The 19 Best Summer Music Festivals of 2018," 27 Apr. 2018 Video of the incident, which viewers posted to social media, showed the shock rocker also stumbling over his words. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Marilyn Manson Cuts Concert Short After a Handful of Songs, Leaving Fans Demanding Refunds," 17 Feb. 2018 My look was eclectic but with a rocker’s perspective. Marc Myers, WSJ, "Led Zeppelin Changed the Life of John Varvatos—and It Wasn’t the Music," 11 Dec. 2018 For her this means getting to stretch new muscles as a nineties-era punk rocker in Her Smell, opposite Elisabeth Moss and Cara Delevingne. Vanessa Chow, Glamour, "Amber Heard Is Nobody’s Victim," 27 Nov. 2018 Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme took to Twitter on Friday (June 29) to share a touching letter from his late pal Anthony Bourdain addressed to the rocker's daughter, Camille. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Josh Homme Shares Sweet Letter Anthony Bourdain Wrote to His Daughter," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of rocker

1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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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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