clerk ( clerks plural & 3rd person present) ( clerking present participle) ( clerked past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A clerk is a person who works in an office, bank, or law court and whose job is to look after the records or accounts.
She was offered a job as an accounts clerk with a travel firm.
2 n-count In a hotel, office, or hospital, a clerk is the person whose job is to answer the telephone and deal with people when they arrive.
...a hotel clerk.
3 n-count A clerk is someone who works in a store.
4 verb To clerk means to work as a clerk. (mainly AM) Gene clerked at the auction... V
booking clerk ( booking clerks plural ) A booking clerk is a person who sells tickets, especially in a railway station.
...a railway booking clerk.
desk clerk ( desk clerks plural ) A desk clerk is someone who works at the main desk in a hotel.
in BRIT, use receptionist
sales clerk ( sales clerks plural ) , salesclerk A sales clerk is a person who works in a shop selling things to customers and helping them to find what they want.
in BRIT, use shop assistant