Definition of naker in English:

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naker

Pronunciation: /ˈnākər/

noun

historical
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.

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: na·ker

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