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  1. (noun) A flat thin piece or layer; a chip.
  2. (noun) Archaeology A stone fragment removed from a core or from another flake by percussion or pressure, serving as a preform or as a tool or blade itself.
  3. (noun) A small piece; a bit.
  4. (noun) A small crystalline bit of snow.
  5. (noun) Slang A somewhat eccentric person; an oddball.
  6. (noun) Slang Cocaine.
  7. (verb-transitive) To remove a flake or flakes from; chip.
  8. (verb-transitive) To cover, mark, or overlay with or as if with flakes.
  9. (verb-intransitive) To come off in flat thin pieces or layers; chip off.
  10. (phrasal-verb) flake out Slang To fall asleep or collapse from fatigue or exhaustion.
  11. (phrasal-verb) flake out Slang To act in an odd or eccentric manner.
  12. (phrasal-verb) flake out Slang To lose interest or nerve.
  13. (noun) A frame or platform for drying fish or produce.
  14. (noun) A scaffold lowered over the side of a ship to support workers or caulkers.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. The thin flake of carbon, the duo created in 2004, just as thick as an atom is exceptionally strong and it conducts electricity like copper. - Santhosh Mathew, PhD: Thinnest Material Bags the Thickest Prize
  2. What part of ditz, airhead, flake is not being understood? - Poll: Majority don't approve of Palin
  3. And in the black, black silence of the country night, "the sweep of easy wind and downy flake" is deafeningly beautiful. - Stopping by woods on a snowy evening
  4. Then the thin flake-like brown seeds of the annual Stocks or Gillyflowers; one little square of paper holds the white Princess Alice variety, so many thick double spikes of fragrant snow lie hidden in each thin dry flake! - An Island Garden
  5. Recall the flake who shot up the White House with the machinegun? - Elizabeth Edwards Spells Out For Wolf What's Wrong With Ann Coulter

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