Definition of shaker in US English:

shaker

noun

  • 1with modifier A container used for mixing ingredients by shaking.

    ‘a cocktail shaker’
    • ‘Put all ingredients in a shaker with crushed ice.’
    • ‘Shake vigorously with ice in a cocktail shaker, then pour straight into a rocks glass.’
    • ‘Pour ingredients in order listed into shaker cup.’
    • ‘The product is available in shaker jars, cups and bags ranging from 1 pound to 5 pounds.’
    • ‘Put all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with cubed ice.’
    • ‘Put ingredients in cocktail shaker three quarters full of ice.’
    • ‘Pour Absolut Mandrin and orange juice into a shaker filled with ice.’
    • ‘Pour all into a shaker cup and strain into a chilled Martini glass garnished with a maraschino cherry.’
    • ‘He filled the shaker with ice, and poured the vermouth in first, letting it sit there for thirty seconds before shaking it and draining it into the ice bucket.’
    • ‘Her specialty is recycling old cabinets into display pieces for her ever-changing collections, which range from cocktail shakers to alarm clocks.’
    • ‘He says that you pour the gin and vermouth over ice in a chilled shaker, then mix and strain quickly into a chilled martini glass.’
    • ‘Add to the lime juice in the shaker three measures of dark rum, a rounded teaspoon of sugar, and another handful of ice cubes.’
    • ‘Take one part business and pour it into a martini shaker.’
    • ‘Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker, shake very well and strain into a chilled, white sugar-rimmed Martini glass.’
    • ‘From the chrome and leather décor to the bartenders who will juggle cocktail shakers and slices of lime before you if you so much as ask for a tap water, it is clearly a club that is trying to impress.’
    • ‘Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice and shake vigorously.’
    • ‘A promotional feature of this drink is that the guest keeps a tin shaker; other cocktails provide glassware giveaways.’
    • ‘Pour all into shaker filled with ice and serve on the rocks, or steam the first two ingredients and add Chivas.’
    • ‘Shake all ingredients in a shaker cup filled with ice.’
    • ‘He knew bartenders who threw up their shakers over their shoulders, heaving them like they were toweling off after a shower.’
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    1. 1.1 A container with a pierced top from which a powdered substance such as flour or salt is poured by shaking.
      • ‘And you've got to appreciate a place that includes a shaker full of paprika alongside the salt and pepper on your table.’
      • ‘But when the salt is out of the shaker, it's hard to get it back in.’
      • ‘I carry a small shaker of powdered ascorbic acid (vitamin C crystals) with me to flavor my water.’
      • ‘Dust powdered sugar (through a sieve or special powdered sugar shaker, if you have one) onto the top of the cake.’
      • ‘He loses the plot like a shaker of salt, vaguely wrapping up the con in the film's final moments.’
      • ‘The best is a large salt shaker or a cheese shaker.’
      • ‘Even if the shakers contained nothing but salt I would at least have the option of minimizing the amount used.’
      • ‘Neko eagerly reached for the sugar shaker and poured a hefty amount into his coffee.’
      • ‘And realistically, even if you buy a shaker of salt or a bottle of chilli sauce while travelling it's going to be a hindrance and you'll probably just end up leaving it somewhere.’
      • ‘Mory gives him her famous glare and rolls the shaker towards him, sprinkling salt all over.’
  • 2A member of an American religious sect, the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Coming, established in England c.1750 and living simply in celibate mixed communities.

    • ‘This brought the second generation of Shakers closer to the teachings of their leader, Mother Ann Lee, thereby rejuvenating the sect.’
    • ‘Gathering together for reasons of safety, economy and mutual spiritual support, the Shakers established eleven communities before the end of the eighteenth century, all in New England.’
    • ‘The Shakers have always believed that all individuals can witness the spirit of Christ.’
    • ‘The Shakers were one of many Christian sects who came from England and settled in America, searching for religious freedom in the 18th century.’
    • ‘Aside from the many Christian movements from England and Europe that re-established themselves early in the nation's history, a few religious sects arose independently in the United States, including Mormons and Shakers.’
    • ‘The Shakers were an American religious community that was founded in Britain and came to North America during the Revolutionary War.’
    • ‘The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, or Shakers, remain the longest-lived communal society in the United States.’
    • ‘The Shakers influenced American religion and culture to a degree beyond their numbers.’
    • ‘The Shakers, for example, is one religious group that required its members to be celibate: the only new Shakers came from recruitment.’
    • ‘During his last remaining week he was anxious to see a community of the much-talked of Shakers and thus proceeded to the town of Lebanon, New York.’
    • ‘More than two hundred years after this report the small, but continuing, United Society of Shakers lives, works and witnesses its faith together in Sabbathday Lake, Maine.’
    • ‘It was passed through history by the Shaking Quakers, the Shakers, and that particular song is a call to simplicity, which is very interesting.’
    • ‘Most scholarly literature on the Shakers concentrates on the communities established in the USA - strongest in the nineteenth century.’
    • ‘But the exhibition also commemorates the many millenarian communities - like the Shakers - that once dotted the American landscape.’
    • ‘An understanding of this may inform the lifestyle of some religious groups, such as the Shakers and the Amish.’
    • ‘While some Shakers made only enough boxes for their own needs, communities in Maine, New Hampshire, and New York produced thousands for sale to the outside world.’
    • ‘Another case where dance appears in the context of religion surfaced on American soil in a Christian context at the end of the eighteenth century: the American Shakers.’
    • ‘As a devoutly religious people, the Shakers provide another element of a usable past in their gender-inclusive image of God.’
    • ‘According to the state enumeration taken September 22, 1855, there were 77 Shakers in the Tyringham society.’
    • ‘This was also obvious in the communities established by the Quakers, Shakers and the Harmonists in the early 180Os in America who relied upon sophisticated systems of accounting.’
    1. 2.1as modifier Denoting a style of elegantly functional furniture traditionally produced by Shaker communities.
      • ‘Just off the living room is a fitted kitchen with shaker style units at floor and eye level.’
      • ‘An archway leads through to the light-filled kitchen, a particularly stylish room with maple shaker units, a tiled splashback, a slate floor, and an integrated oven, hob and extractor fan.’
      • ‘Back inside, the kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with maple shaker units along with granite worktops, terrazzo floors and built-in appliances.’
      • ‘Features in the development include shaker style maple kitchen units with chrome fittings, co-ordinated wall tiling throughout the house and built-in wardrobes.’
      • ‘Features include a Victorian-style fireplace in the lounge, shaker units in the kitchen, and a south-facing back garden with timber sundeck and garden shed.’
      • ‘By contrast the compact kitchen is modern in design with shaker style cherrywood units, a terracotta tiled floor, Stanley oil-fired range and other integrated appliances.’
      • ‘The living area includes a marble fireplace with slate hearth and gas fire as well as fitted shelving, while the kitchen is fitted with shaker style units, granite worktops and a range of stainless steel appliances.’
      • ‘It is fitted with maple shaker units and is bright and airy.’
      • ‘There are three reception rooms on the ground floor, a large shaker style kitchen/family room, guest toilet and utility room.’

Pronunciation

shaker

/ˈSHākər//ˈʃeɪkər/