from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who is excluded from a party, association, or set.
- n. One who is isolated or detached from the activities or concerns of his or her own community.
- n. A contestant given little chance of winning; a long shot.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who is not part of a community or organization.
- n. A newcomer with little or no experience in an organization or community.
- n. A competitor or contestant who has little chance of winning; a long shot; a dark horse
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One not belonging to the concern, institution, party, etc., spoken of; one disconnected in interest or feeling.
- n. A locksmith's pinchers for grasping the point of a key in the keyhole, to open a door from the outside when the key is inside.
- n. A horse which is not a favorite in the betting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is on the outside of an inclosure, barrier, boundary, etc., literally or figuratively; one who is without.
- n. One who is unconnected or unacquainted with the matter in question.
- n. In horse racing, a horse not included among the favorites, or not a favorite in the betting.
- n. plural A pair of nippers with semi-tubular jaws which can be inserted in a keyhole from the outside to turn the key.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a contestant (human or animal) not considered to have a good chance to win
- n. someone who is excluded from or is not a member of a group
outside + -er (Wiktionary)