Definitions for: Rocker


[n] a curved support that permits the supported object to rock to and fro
[n] an ice skate with a curved blade
[n] a trough on rockers used by gold miners to shake earth in water in order to separate the gold
[n] a chair mounted on rockers
[n] (British) a teenager or young adult in the 1960s who wore leather jackets and rode motorcycles
[n] a performer or composer or fan of rock music
[n] an attendant who rocks a child in a cradle



Webster (1913) Definition: Rock"er, n.
1. One who rocks; specifically, one who rocks a cradle.

It was I, sir, said the rocker, who had the honor,
some thirty years since, to attend on your highness
in your infancy. --Fuller.

2. One of the curving pieces of wood or metal on which a
cradle, chair, etc., rocks.

3. Any implement or machine working with a rocking motion, as
a trough mounted on rockers for separating gold dust from
gravel, etc., by agitation in water.

4. A play horse on rockers; a rocking-horse.

5. A chair mounted on rockers; a rocking-chair.

6. A skate with a curved blade, somewhat resembling in shape
the rocker of a cradle.

7. (Mach.) Same as Rock shaft.

Rocker arm (Mach.), an arm borne by a rock shaft.

Synonyms: rock 'n' roll musician

See Also: adolescent, attendant, attender, bikers, Boston rocker, chair, cockhorse, cradle, hobby, hobbyhorse, ice skate, instrumentalist, musician, platform rocker, player, rock star, rocker, rockers, rocking chair, rocking horse, round, rung, shoofly, stave, stick horse, stripling, support, teenager, tender, trough

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