stak·​er | \ ˈstākə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of staker

1 : one that stakes: such as
b : a worker who uses a handpress to press or rivet watch or clock parts together
2 [stake entry 1 + -er] : a plant (such as a tomato) of such size that it requires a stake for support when it is planted

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History and Etymology for staker

Middle English, from staken to stake + -er

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“Staker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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