MEANING: noun: A guidebook.

ETYMOLOGY: After the German publisher Karl Baedeker (1801-1859) who founded a company that published travel guidebooks. Earliest documented use: 1863.

BARE-DECKER - a vessel with nothing visible above water (like many submarines)

BALD ECKER - a hairless German river

BAD ECKER - another name for Bad Hartzburg in Lower Saxony