American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who cuts down trees; a lumberjack or feller.
- n. A machine part or device that operates by falling.
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.
- n. One who falls.
- n. engineering 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, falls.
- n. (Mach.) 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.
- n. a person who fells trees
- n. a person who falls
“The biggest faller is the United States, dropping from first to sixth.”
“Another faller was the home improvement giant Kingfisher, the company behind B&Q, which closed 8.4p lower on 237.1p.”
“If the thread breaks, a tiny "faller," such as are used in cotton mills, falls down and stops the machine.”
“This latest news has sent Vedanta shares down 113p to £21.48, making it the biggest faller in the FTSE 100.”
“I hear one doctor faller stop this camp," the Swede said inquiringly, looking anxiously from face to face, his own face haggard and drawn from severe and long endured pain.”
“Electrolux was the biggest faller on the Stockholm market, trading down 14% at 124.70 kronor by late morning in Europe, reflecting concern over the continued tough trading environment.”
“Bailed out Royal Bank of Scotland was the biggest faller in the FTSE 100, losing 5% to 19.5p.”
“On a day when Greece was gently rebuked for missing its targets, Dublin will be pleased to see its own progress being endorsed by the IMF.10.20pm: The biggest faller on the Dow Jones industrial average was industrial machine manufacturer Caterpillar.”
“But the largest faller in value terms was Nokia, whose chief executive, Stephen Elop, this year told staff the company was like a man on a "burning platform".”
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