1A person who manages or owns a bank or group of banks.
- They do it to bulge the bank accounts of bankers, company managers, and investors all over the world.
- The article discusses six Barclays bankers who managed to spend £44,000 on one meal.
- We have been acting as bankers and managers to public issues.
1.1The person running the table, controlling play, or acting as dealer in some gambling or board games.
- When you bet, you place the money on the table and the banker detaches an equal amount from the bank to match your bet.
- In Pai Gow Poker, do you ever recommend being the banker?
- To win at Pai Gow poker, you have to beat both of the banker's hands with both of your hands.
2British A supposedly certain bet: the horse should be a banker for him in the Members' race
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- The banker has to be Baracouda (Stayers' Hurdle, Thur 1435).
- The opening race of the meeting, which began to the sound of the famous Cheltenham cheer, was won by Brave Inca, one of the Irish bankers of the meeting.
- Moscow Flyer also proved to be the pick of Geraghty's winners last year, taking the Queen Mother Champion Chase and the 10-year-old as his banker once again this year.
2.1A result forecast identically (while other forecasts differ) in several football-pool entries on one coupon.
- If they did, shrewd, at perhaps not so shrewd, punters would immediately name Newry Town's match as one of their bankers for a score draw.
- However, this season has surpassed even that of last term, with East Stirling very much the punter's friend if looking for a banker for the fixed odds coupon.
- You look at some games and they look like a guaranteed banker.
2Australian /NZ informal A river flooded to the top of its banks.
- I was also reminded that after Tony's last big birthday affair, the skies opened up and the normally dry dusty Todd ran a banker for a couple of days.