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banker

1
1. an official or player in charge of the bank in any of various games, esp gambling games
2. a result that has been forecast identically in a series of entries on a football pool coupon

banker

2
1. a fishing vessel of Newfoundland
2. a fisherman in such a vessel
3. Brit a locomotive that is used to help a heavy train up a steep gradient

banker

3
a craftsman's workbench
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banker

[′baŋ·kər]
(engineering)
The bench or table upon which bricklayers and stonemasons prepare and shape their material.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

banker

The bench or table upon which bricklayers and stonemasons prepare and shape their material.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in classic literature ?
'It would therefore,' said Mrs General, 'be necessary to add a third more to the payment (whatever its amount may prove to be), which my friends here have been accustomed to make to my bankers'.'
He found the count standing before some copies of Albano and Fattore that had been passed off to the banker as originals; but which, mere copies as they were, seemed to feel their degradation in being brought into juxtaposition with the gaudy colors that covered the ceiling.
"Monsieur," replied the banker, drawing himself up with a haughty air, "the extent of my resources has never yet been questioned."
The banker thought the time had come for him to take the upper hand.
As she swept silently into the room she impressed me with a greater sense of grief than the banker had done in the morning, and it was the more striking in her as she was evidently a woman of strong character, with immense capacity for self-restraint.
"But what is the good of all these vague theories," cried the banker impatiently, "when I have told you that I saw Arthur with the coronet in his hands?"
The banker's dressing-room was a plainly furnished little chamber, with a grey carpet, a large bureau, and a long mirror.
"Not the banker in this hotel?" inquired the poet, with some eagerness.
But granted his harmless qualities doesn't that banker strike you as a splendid instance of my argument?
"The standard of that profession is low in Middlemarch, my dear sir," said the banker. "I mean in knowledge and skill; not in social status, for our medical men are most of them connected with respectable townspeople here.
It's this sort of thing this tyrannical spirit, wanting to play bishop and banker everywhere--it's this sort of thing makes a man's name stink."
I actually hailed the day when my empty purse gave me an excuse for going to my banker's correspondent on business, and so receiving any letters waiting for me which might be placed in my hands.