Definition of shaker noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʃeɪkə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃeɪkər//
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  1. 1(often in compounds) a container that is used for shaking things a salt shaker a cocktail shaker
  2. 2Shaker a member of a religious group in the US who live in a community in a very simple way and do not marry or have partners Culture The Shakers' official name is the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing. The group separated from the Quakers in England and moved to the US in 1774. They were called Shakers because they shook with emotion when they worshipped. Now only a few Shakers live in New Hampshire and Maine. Shakers are well known for the simple, elegant furniture they made.
  3. Idioms people with power in important organizations
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shaker