shak·​er | \ ˈshā-kər How to pronounce shaker (audio) \

Definition of shaker

1 : one that shakes: such as
a : a utensil or machine used in shaking cocktail shaker
b : one that incites, promotes, or directs action a mover and shaker
2 capitalized [ from a dance with shaking movements performed as part of worship ] : a member of a millenarian sect originating in England in 1747 and practicing celibacy and an ascetic communal life

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Other Words from shaker

Shaker adjective
Shakerism \ ˈshā-​kə-​ˌri-​zəm How to pronounce Shakerism (audio) \ noun

Examples of shaker in a Sentence

a member of the Shakers

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So the whole thing will still look fully chrome, like this cocktail shaker in front of us. Ryan D'agostino, Popular Mechanics, "Elon Musk: Why I'm Building the Starship out of Stainless Steel," 22 Jan. 2019 From Quiessence 9 white currant tomatoes 2 ounces Avion Anejo Tequila ½ ounce agave 1 ounce lime juice 1 ounce watermelon juice Ice Preparation: In a cocktail shaker, muddle tomatoes with the tequila. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "Recipes: Summer salads from Arizona chef show it's a great time to eat healthy," 5 June 2018 Pour contents of shaker, including ice, into glass rimmed with chile salt*. Kevin Hopper, idahostatesman, "Margaritaville can be found in your own backyard | Idaho Statesman," 3 May 2018 Specifically, gilded garlic presses, designer chairs, light fixtures, cocktail shakers, saucepans and everything else golden. Bonnie Mccarthy,, "Why style seekers are searching for gold this St. Patrick's Day," 16 Mar. 2018 Muddle mint, sugar, lemon and lime wedges in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Michele Corriston,, "Vanderpump Rules' Kristen Doute Shares a Cocktail Recipe Fit for 'Princess' Stassi Schroeder," 14 Feb. 2018 Pour passion fruit juice, tequila, orange liqueur, orange and lime juices, and vanilla extract in cocktail shaker. Lauren Delgado,, "Refreshing summertime drinks," 11 June 2018 Make the Old-Fashioned: Place bourbon, Orange-Thyme Simple Syrup (recipe below), and Angostura bitters in a cocktail shaker; top with ice. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Orange-Thyme Old-Fashioned," 31 Oct. 2018 The Irish Cocktail 2 ounces Sexton Irish whiskey 1 barspoon absinthe or Pernod 1/4 ounce Dry Curaçao 1 barspoon Luxardo 1 dash Angostura bitters Lemon twist and olive garnish Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Kevin Hopper, idahostatesman, "The Irish Cocktail is a more complex way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day | Idaho Statesman," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of shaker

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of shaker

: a container that is shaken to mix something or to make something come out
: a member of a U.S. religious group that is known for living simply in close communities


shak·​er | \ ˈshā-kər How to pronounce shaker (audio) \

Kids Definition of shaker

: a container used to mix the contents or sprinkle out some of the contents a drink shaker a salt shaker

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