Definition of crake in English:
1A bird of the rail family, especially one with a short bill like the corncrake.
- Like other crakes the corncrake was more prone than most to colliding with overhead wires.
- Binoculars are supplied so you can view the black teal, swans, dabchicks, ducks and even the spotless crake or elusive bittern.
- Looking over the balcony at Cassowary Lodge, Atwood watched rare red-necked crakes scratching about in the bushes.
Middle English (originally denoting a crow or raven): from Old Norse kráka, krákr, of imitative origin.
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