trekker

See also: Trekker

EnglishEdit

 
A group of trekkers walking up a mountain

EtymologyEdit

trek +‎ -er

NounEdit

trekker (plural trekkers)

  1. One who treks; thus, a hiker.
  2. (Britain, historical, World War II) A person who spent the night in a rural area, rather than his home, during bombing raids.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch trecker. Equivalent to trekken +‎ -er. The sense “tractor” is a phono-semantic matching of English tractor. Compare the same in German Trecker.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtrɛ.kər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: trek‧ker
  • Rhymes: -ɛkər

NounEdit

trekker m (plural trekkers, diminutive trekkertje n)

  1. puller
  2. trigger (on a weapon)
  3. tractor (agricultural vehicle)
    Synonym: tractor
  4. wayfarer, a hiker
  5. migratory bird (sometimes specified as an actually migrating bird)
    Synonym: trekvogel

Derived termsEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

VerbEdit

trekker

  1. present tense of trekke