Definitions for: Crake

[n] any of several short-billed Old World rails

Webster (1913) Definition: Crake (kr[=a]k), v. t. & i. [See Crack.]
1. To cry out harshly and loudly, like the bird called crake.

2. To boast; to speak loudly and boastfully. [Obs.]

Each man may crake of that which was his own. --Mir.
for Mag.

Crake, n.
A boast. See Crack, n. [Obs.] --Spenser.

Crake, n. [Cf. Icel. kr[=a]ka crow, kr[=a]kr raven, Sw.
kr[*a]ka, Dan. krage; perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crow.]
Any species or rail of the genera Crex and Porzana; -- so
called from its singular cry. See Corncrake.

See Also: corncrake, Crex crex, land rail, Porzana porzana, rail, spotted crake

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