Definitions for plucker
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to pull off or out from the place of growth, as fruit, flowers, or feathers.
to grasp or grab:
to pluck someone's sleeve.
to pull with sudden force or with a jerk.
to pull or detach by force (often fol. by away, off, or out).
to remove feathers or hair from by pulling:
to pluck a chicken.
Slang. to rob; cheat.
Category: Status (usage)
to sound (the strings of a musical instrument) by pulling at them with the fingers or a plectrum.
Category: Music and Dance
(v.i.)to pull or tug sharply (often fol. by at).
to snatch (often fol. by at).
(n.)the act of plucking; a tug.
Origin of pluck:
bef. 1000; ME plukken (v.), OE pluccian, c. MLG plucken; akin to D plukken, G pflücken
One who plucks.
one who, or that which, plucks
a machine for straightening and cleaning wool