Definition of naker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈneɪkə/


A kettledrum.
Example sentences
  • Many chronicles attest that the nakers were a standard part of the royal military establishment, but they were also evident in civilian and dance music ensembles.
  • An expert on his nakers might well be accomplished on other instruments, like the symphony, a forerunner of the hurdy-gurdy.
  • Ironically, the lute, shawm and nakers had all been recently imported to Europe from the Middle East.


Late Middle English: from Old French nacaire, from Arabic naqqāra 'drum'.

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