Among the so-labelled group, a term for those who have attended Simon's Rock College.

In surfing, rocker is the amount of
curve from nose to tail along the bottom
of the surfboard. Rocker makes the
surfboard go straight at high speed, and
stops nose-diving (called pearling) on takeoff.

Rock"er, n.

1.

One who rocks; specifically, one who rocks a cradle.

It was I, sir, said the rocker, who had the honor, some thirty years since, to attend on your highness in your infancy. Fuller.

2.

One of the curving pieces of wood or metal on which a cradle, chair, etc., rocks.

3.

Any implement or machine working with a rocking motion, as a trough mounted on rockers for separating gold dust from gravel, etc., by agitation in water.

4.

A play horse on rockers; a rocking-horse.

5.

A chair mounted on rockers; a rocking-chair.

6.

A skate with a curved blade, somewhat resembling in shape the rocker of a cradle.

7. Mach.

Same as Rock shaft.

Rocker arm Mach., an arm borne by a rock shaft. <-- To be off one's rocker, to be insane. -->

 

© Webster 1913.

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