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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bookmaker  \Book"mak`er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  writes  and  publishes  books;  especially,  one  who 
  gathers  his  materials  from  other  books;  a  compiler. 
 
  2.  (Horse  Racing)  A  betting  man  who  ``makes  a  book.''  See  {To 
  make  a  book},  under  {Book},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bookmaker 
  n  1:  a  maker  of  books;  someone  who  edits  or  publishes  or  binds 
  books 
  2:  a  gambler  who  accepts  and  pays  off  bets  (especially  on  horse 
  races)  [syn:  {bookie}] 




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