Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In lumbering, one who fells trees.
  • noun One who or that which falls or causes to fall.
  • noun Specifically, in machinery: In cotton manufacturing, one of the small arms on a mule-carriage which bears the faller-wire.
  • noun In a fulling-, milling-, or stamping-machine, a stamp which is generally raised by the cams, and then falls vertically and endwise.
  • noun 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.
  • noun In silk-manuf. See faller-wire, 2.
  • noun The hen-harrier

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, falls.
  • noun (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who falls.
  • noun 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.

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

  • noun a person who fells trees
  • noun a person who falls

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Examples

  • The biggest faller is the United States, dropping from first to sixth.

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  • Another faller was the home improvement giant Kingfisher, the company behind B&Q, which closed 8.4p lower on 237.1p.

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  • If the thread breaks, a tiny "faller," such as are used in cotton mills, falls down and stops the machine.

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  • These two little boys are supported by a logger, a "faller" to be exact.

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