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A long-handled gardening tool that can also mean an immoral pleasure seeker.
Mr. Trebek: This long-handled gardening tool can also mean an immoral pleasure seeker. Ken.
Ken Jennings: What's a hoe?
Mr. Trebek: No.
Other contestant: What's a rake?
Mr. Trebek: A rake is right.
by iBAIT February 09, 2009
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A man who is morally loose, short for "rake-hell". It's an old slang, goes back to Elizabethan times or earlier I think.
There's a series of paintings called "the Rake's Progress", which shows a young man's descent into depravity.
"A new broom sweeps clean, but you can have more fun with an old rake." That one is from an "adult" fortune cookie.
by Patti February 10, 2004
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verb: Baseball slang, an concise way of saying "hits extremely well."

noun: Slang for "a clutch or good piece of hitting"
Albert Pujols can friggin' rake, man.

Did you see Big Papi's rake to win the game in the bottom of the ninth?
by Fran Lattanzio August 09, 2006
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Back in the day, rake used to mean pimp, player, womanizer, a Rick James sort of person. So it's funny now that we call these women hoes, because rakes and hoes go together in parties and in garden sheds...
Person One: (seeing a guy with a blonde woman) Didn't he just go out with a redhead yesterday?
Person Two: He's such a rake.
by LiChi November 19, 2006
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A male who is skilled at manipulating Women, and especially at seducing women by pretending to care about them, when in reality they are only interested in sex.

a guy who:

(1) doesn't understand the meaning of relationship

(2) is in full reproductive mode

(3) is very good at making girls think he is into them (also very proficient at breaking said girls hearts)
(4) is an arsehole
My friend Chrissy Mac is such a rake, he just goes through women like a bunch of Leaves... What a Rake!!
by D'whelo November 30, 2010
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In Casino Poker the (small usually) amount that the house takes from the pot.
The rake over at that place is $1 out of every $20 in the pot.
by Kermit the Bear June 28, 2005
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A suspension or structural design to lower one end of the vehicle in relation to the other end.

That's layman's terms for the angle the steering stem/column or fork makes from a vertical line 90 degrees from the ground.
Layman's terms use:
I like the rake that car has. The front is an inch lower then the rear. Perfect on that car.

An example of using the more technical definition of the term:
The rake on that frame is 30 degrees.
by stealth17 October 09, 2006
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