rocker

A rocker is a chair that can move gently forward and backward, or a rocker is someone who appreciates rock and roll music. You could be a rocker who rocks your rocker to the beat of Guns N' Roses. Rock on!

You can also call a rocker a rocking chair. When a person is a rocker, they might be "someone who rocks in a rocking chair," but it's more likely that they're in a rock and roll band. Some rockers don't perform rock music, but they love it: "My dad was a total punk rocker back in the 80s." The chair meaning is from 18803 American English, while the rock and roll meaning originated in the 1960s.

Primary Meanings of rocker

1.
n
a chair mounted on rockers
2.
n
a performer or composer or fan of rock music
3.
n
a teenager or young adult in the 1960s who wore leather jackets and rode motorcycles
Full Definitions of rocker
1

n a chair mounted on rockers

Synonyms:
rocking chair
Types:
Boston rocker
a rocking chair that has a high spindle back and a decorative top panel
platform rocker
rocking chair on a stationary base
shoofly
a child's rocking chair with the seat built between two flat sides that are shaped to resemble an animal (such as a swan or duck)
Type of:
chair
a seat for one person, with a support for the back

n a curved support that permits the supported object to rock to and fro

Type of:
support
any device that bears the weight of another thing

n an attendant who rocks a child in a cradle

Type of:
attendant, attender, tender
someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another

n an ice skate with a curved blade

Type of:
ice skate
skate consisting of a boot with a steel blade fitted to the sole

n a trough that can be rocked back and forth; used by gold miners to shake auriferous earth in water in order to separate the gold

Synonyms:
cradle
Type of:
trough
a long narrow shallow receptacle
2

n a performer or composer or fan of rock music

Synonyms:
rock 'n' roll musician
Examples:
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Charles Edward Berry
United States rock singer (born in 1931)
William John Clifton Haley Jr.
United States rock singer who was one of the first to popularize rock'n'roll music (1925-1981)
George Harrison
English rock star; lead guitarist of the Beatles (1943-2001)
Charles Hardin Holley
United States rock star (1936-1959)
Michael Philip Jagger
English rock star (born in 1943)
John Lennon
English rock star and guitarist and songwriter who with Paul McCartney wrote most of the music for the Beatles (1940-1980)
Jerry Lee Lewis
United States rock star singer and pianist (born in 1935)
Sir James Paul McCartney
English rock star and bass guitarist and songwriter who with John Lennon wrote most of the music for the Beatles (born in 1942)
James Douglas Morrison
United States rock singer (1943-1971)
Elvis Aron Presley
United States rock singer whose many hit records and flamboyant style greatly influenced American popular music (1935-1977)
Richard Starkey
rock star and drummer for the Beatles (born in 1940)
Types:
rock star
a famous singer of rock music
Type of:
instrumentalist, musician, player
someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
3

n a teenager or young adult in the 1960s who wore leather jackets and rode motorcycles

Type of:
adolescent, stripling, teen, teenager
a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

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