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[ley-ker] /ˈleɪ kər/

a person associated with a , as a resident, visitor, or worker.
a ship designed for navigating on , especially the Great Lakes.
a fish found in or caught in a , especially the .
(initial capital letter) any one of the Lake Poets.
a cargo vessel used on lakes

used of people or things associated in various ways with a lake or lakes, including tourists to the English Lake country (1798); the poets (Wordsworth, etc.) who settled in that region (1814); boats on the North American Great Lakes (1887), and a person whose work is on lakes (1838); see lake (n.1). The U.S. professional basketball team began 1947 as the Minneapolis Lakers, where the name was appropriate; before the 1960-1 season it moved to Los Angeles, but the name was kept.


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