American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of flier.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See flier.
- n. A machine that flies.
- n. Someone who pilots or rides in an airplane.
- n. A leaflet, often for advertising.
- n. The part of a spinning machine that twists the thread as it takes it to, and winds it on the bobbin
- n. architecture An arch that connects a flying buttress into the structure it supports.
- n. cheerleading A cheerleader who is airborne for a stunt.
- n. firearms a stray shot away from the group on a target.
- v. intransitive To distribute flyers (leaflets).
- v. transitive To distribute flyers in (a location) or to (recipients).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One that uses wings.
- n. The fly of a flag: See Fly, n., 6.
- n. Anything that is scattered abroad in great numbers as a theatrical programme, an advertising leaf, etc.
- n. (Arch.) One in a flight of steps which are parallel to each other(as in ordinary stairs), as distinguished from a
- n. The pair of arms attached to the spindle of a spinning frame, over which the thread passes to the bobbin; -- so called from their swift revolution. See Fly, n., 11.
- n. The fan wheel that rotates the cap of a windmill as the wind veers.
- n. (Stock Jobbing), Cant A small operation not involving ? considerable part of one's capital, or not in the line of one's ordinary business; a venture.
- n. someone who operates an aircraft
- n. an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
- n. someone who travels by air
- to fly + -er (Wiktionary)
“The return address on the flyer is the RNC in Washington, DC - they can not deny that this is theirs, otherwise someone is fraudulently representing them and they need to file a lawsuit, and I haven't seen any lawsuits.”
“* Dirty tricks watch: A flyer is circulating in Nevada (it isn't the work of the Sharron Angle campaign) telling seniors that they may die sooner if they vote for Harry Reid.”
“While most of the books are very affordable, the flyer is laden with toys right next to the books.”
“I'm willing to bet Petraeus ends up on a McCain flyer somewhere down the road.”
“Ryan Bingham, a business flyer, is six days from attaining his personal goal of one million miles on his frequent-flyer account.”
“Well, if they weren't saved and the flyer is deemed the matter of a bias incident, is that destruction of evidence?”
“When Dion arrived, he rolled down his back seat window to take a flyer from a demonstrator before being whisked across our picket line.”
“Most every flyer is different in design and size, as well as quality.”
“Rotate the front maiden away from you till the flyer is held tightly (but not TOO tight) again.”
“The Weed flyer is rhetorically manipulative (e.g. “pocketing” as a verb for “accepting salary”, as if that were somehow wrong), but nothing in it is demonstrably false.”
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