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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n skulker someone waiting in concealment
    • n skulker someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Skulker One who, or that which, skulks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n skulker One who skulks, shrinks, or sneaks, as from danger, duty, or work.
    • n skulker plural In ornithology, specifically, the Latitores.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Skulker one who skulks
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand., as in Dan. skulke, to sneak; conn. with Ice. skjöl, cover, hiding-place; also with Eng. scowl.


In literature:

Lambert tried various expedients for trapping this skulker during a period of two weeks.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
Milo was there, and Milo would see to it that no skulker declined his queen's command.
"The Pirate Woman" by Aylward Edward Dingle
I must be up and doing; I must be no skulker in life's battle.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
In one word, Thoreau was a skulker.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 3 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
But I was a skulker in the grain, and found it easier to desert than to oppose you.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
John himself was no skulker in joy.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
Other guns were still cracking, trying to clear the skulkers and to hold off the main body.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
With his tomahawk he struck down a skulker.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
Several of the "skulkers" lay among these, but a few were in the ranks.
"The Battle of Allatoona, October 5th, 1864" by William Ludlow
Noiselessly the muffled racquettes of the skulker advanced.
"The Whelps of the Wolf" by George Marsh
The skipper was as good a seaman as ever boxed a compass; the crew, barring the skulkers, were well trated.
"Seven Frozen Sailors" by George Manville Fenn
Come, come, Mr. Forest-skulker, be not too valiant; it is dangerous.
"A Blot on the Scutcheon" by May Wynne
The skulkers were coming on.
"The Fatal Cord" by Mayne Reid
He knew that the skulker was Swinton; and why he desired to avoid observation.
"The Child Wife" by Mayne Reid
What could a skulker be doing here?
"The Radio Boys' Search for the Inca's Treasure" by Gerald Breckenridge
Crack you go, you poor miserable skulker behind a rotten log, and off he goes, the dappled noble of the forest!
"From the Easy Chair, series 3" by George William Curtis
Pray, you cowardly skulker!
"The Snow-Burner" by Henry Oyen
I was just going to locate the creek part of the business, when that unhung skulker `jumped' me.
"Golden Face" by Bertram Mitford
Rebels to a good King, and skulkers who destroy the prosperity of their countrymen.
"The Young Continentals at Bunker Hill" by John T. McIntyre
I really believe, Missouri, that there is more religion now in the army than among the thousands of skulkers, exempts and speculators at home.
"Life in Dixie during the War" by Mary A. H. Gay