1. The male of the duck kind.
2. The drake fly.
The drake will mount steeple height into the air. --Walton.
Drake fly, a kind of fly, sometimes used in angling.
The dark drake fly, good in August. --Walton.
1. A dragon. [Obs.]
Beowulf resolves to kill the drake. --J. A. Harrison (Beowulf).
2. A small piece of artillery. [Obs.]
Two or three shots, made at them by a couple of drakes, made them stagger. --Clarendon.
Drake, n. Wild oats, brome grass, or darnel grass; -- called also drawk, dravick, and drank. [Prov. Eng.]
n 1: English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to
circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the
Spanish Armada (1540-1596) [syn: Francis Drake, Sir
2: adult male of a wild or domestic duck