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Definition of rake noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1 [countable] a garden tool with a long handle and a row of metal pieces with points at the end, used for gathering fallen leaves and making soil smooth
  2. 2[countable] (old-fashioned) a man, especially a rich and fashionable one, who is thought to have low moral standards, for example because he drinks or gambles a lot or has sex with a lot of women
  3. 3[singular] (technology) the amount by which something, especially the stage in a theater, slopes
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rake