Meaning of “drake” in the English Dictionary

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"drake" in British English

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drakenoun [ C ]

uk /dreɪk/ us /dreɪk/

Examples from literature

  • Both hens and drakes are silent in the fall. 
  • But I thought that the drake always led the way? 
  • Nearly all drakes lose their bright plumage after mating, and for a few weeks resemble females. 
  • Once only have I seen a drake sharing the responsibilities of his family. 
  • The drake is covered with plumage of extraordinary beauty. 

(Definition of “drake” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)