Definitions

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  • n. One who commits a fault.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who commits a fault.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An offender; one who commits a fault.

Etymologies

fault +β€Ž -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The economy didn't faulter overnight, it took years and there were a number of reasons that led to the downturn under President Bush.

    Poll: Obama getting more blame for economy

  • Crops faulter, droughts happens, bees die and different species become invasive.

    Saving Salmon vs. Climate Change

  • We should not faulter nor should we take for granted the strategies of these conservaties approach to the political arena.

    Polls: Clinton, Obama tied in Indiana

  • No spirits at all, (except Mardi gras - my day of faulter) and only either 2 beers or 2 wines since (2 sundays ago with mum n dad n gabby at thai).

    ho-mo-fo Diary Entry

  • I will take it seriously and am already trying to make my thinking pro-active and doing my best to avoid situations where i know i would faulter.

    ho-mo-fo Diary Entry

  • This wasn't mine, but I can easily see where I faulter as I try to decide what to include in a synopsis.

    Synopsis: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

  • Much as I would love to see the Conservatives faulter, fail and fall out of office, that will not happen.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • The voice of the latter began instantly to faulter; and, instead of finishing his speech, he sunk down into a chair, crying, β€œIt is so, I am convinced it is so!”

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • She was the more satisfied with herself, because she had never, for an instant, forgotten her own dignity so far, as to degenerate into the vehemence of passion, or to faulter with the weakness of fear.

    The Italian

  • The deportment of the Confessor, on first entering the hall, was collected and firm; it remained unchanged when the Roman priest was brought forward; but, on the appearance of another witness, his courage seemed to faulter.

    The Italian

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  • Could you possibly mean falter? :)

    November 24, 2007