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Meaning of bookmaker

book•mak•er

Pronunciation: (book'mā"kur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who makes a business of accepting the bets of others on the outcome of sports contests, esp. of horse races.
  2. a person who makes books.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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