banker2 /ˈbaŋkə/

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I. noun

1. a boat employed in cod fishing off Newfoundland.
2. a Newfoundland fisherman.
3.
(Austral./NZ)
‹informal› a river flooded to the top of its banks.
4. an additional locomotive used to assist a train in ascending an incline.
5. a bench at which a stonemason works.
II. phrases

run (or come down) a banker

(Austral./NZ)
‹informal› (of a river) flood to the top of, or over, its banks

the creek is running a banker.

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