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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who cuts down trees; a lumberjack or feller.
  • n. A machine part or device that operates by falling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who falls.
  • n. A part which acts by falling, such as a stamp in a fulling mill, or the device in a spinning machine to arrest motion when a thread breaks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, falls.
  • n. A part which acts by falling, as a stamp in a fulling mill, or the device in a spinning machine to arrest motion when a thread breaks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which falls or causes to fall.
  • n. Specifically, in machinery: In cotton manufacturing, one of the small arms on a mule-carriage which bears the faller-wire.
  • n. In a fulling-, milling-, or stamping-machine, a stamp which is generally raised by the cams, and then falls vertically and endwise.
  • n. In flax-manuf., a bar in the spreading-machine having numerous vertical needles forming a comb or gills; a gill-bar. It detains the line somewhat as it passes the drawing-roller.
  • n. In silk-manuf. See faller-wire, 2.
  • n. The hen-harrier
  • n. In lumbering, one who fells trees.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who fells trees
  • n. a person who falls

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