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staker

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Pronunciation: /ˈsteɪkə(r)
 
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Definition of staker in English:

noun

1A person who gambles money on the outcome of a game or race.
Example sentences
  • The staker finds himself in perpetual confusion as to how he arrives at picking his winning numbers.
  • The staker has full control over how their cash is played.
2Canadian A person who makes a mining claim.
Example sentences
  • By the end of 1898 roughly 30,000 prospectors had gone barging into the Klondike region, which would give up more than $22 million of its golden booty in 1900 alone - $733.33 for every claim staker and sand sifter in the joint.
  • To stake a claim, a staker must have a prospecting licence.
  • On boundary posts write (preferably in pencil): the letters "BP"; the name of the claim; the name of the staker; and the time and date the post was located.

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