, n. 1. One who rocks; specifically, one who rocks a cradle.
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It was I, sir, said the rocker, who had the honor, some thirty years since, to attend on your highness in your infancy.
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2. One of the curving pieces of wood or metal on which a cradle, chair, etc., rocks.
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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.
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4. A play horse on rockers; a rocking-horse.
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5. A chair mounted on rockers; a rocking-chair.
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6. A skate with a curved blade, somewhat resembling in shape the rocker of a cradle.
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7. (Mach.) Same as Rock shaft.
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Rocker arm (Mach.), an arm borne by a rock shaft.
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