1. The male of the duck kind.
2. Cf. Dragon fly, under Dragon The drake fly. The drake will mount steeple height into the air. (Walton) drake fly, a kind of fly, sometimes used in angling. The dark drake fly, good in august. (Walton)
Origin: akin to LG. Drake, OHG. Antrache, anetrecho, g. Enterich, Icel. Andriki, dan. Andrik, OSw. Andrak, andrage, masc, and fr. as. Ened, fem, duck; akin to D. Eend, g. Ente, Icel. Ond, dan. And, Sw. And, lith. Antis, L. Anas, gr. (for), and perh. Skr. Ati a water fowl. in english the first part of the word was lost. The ending is akin to E. Rich. Cf. Gulaund.