Wild oats, brome grass, or darnel grass; -- called also drawk, dravick, and drank.
The male of the duck kind.
The drake fly.
A small piece of artillery.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
\drake\ (?), n. [akin to lg. drake, ohg. antrache, anetrecho, g. enterich, icel. andriki, dan. andrik, osw. andrak, andrage, masc., and fr. as. ened, fem., duck; akin to d. eend, g. ente, icel. ?nd, dan. and, sw. and, lith. antis, l. anas, gr. &?; (for &?;), and perh. skr. āti a water fowl. &?;&?;&?;&?;. in english the first part of the word was lost. the ending is akin to e. rich. cf. gulaund.]
1. the male of the duck kind.
2. [cf. dragon fly, under dragon.] the drake fly. the drake will mount steeple height into the air.
fly, a kind of fly, sometimes used in angling. the dark drake fly, good in august.
\drake\, n. [as. draca dragon, l. draco. see dragon.] 1. a dragon. [obs.] beowulf resolves to kill the drake. 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.
\drake\, n. [cf. f. dravik, w. drewg, darnel, cockle, etc.] wild oats, brome grass, or darnel grass; -- called also drawk, dravick, and drank. [prov. eng.] prior.