plural -s
: any of various rays
especially : thornback ray
dialectal, England : rockling

Word History


probably from Danish rokke, from Middle Low German roche, ruche; akin to Old English reohhe ray and probably to Old English rūh rough

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roker was in 1863

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“Roker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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