1A bird of the rail family with a short bill, such as the corncrake.
- Family Rallidae: several genera, in particular Porzana, and numerous species.
- 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.
Words that rhyme with crakeache, awake, bake, betake, Blake, brake, break, cake, drake, fake, flake, forsake, hake, Jake, lake, make, mistake, opaque, partake, quake, rake, sake, shake, sheikh, slake, snake, splake, stake, steak, strake, take, undertake, wake, wideawake
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