Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who makes or lays floors.
  • noun One who or that which strikes to the floor, as a blow; hence, figuratively, anything which leads to one's defeat or which overmasters one; an overwhelming argument or requirement; a poser.

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

  • noun colloq. Anything that floors or upsets a person, as a blow that knocks him down; a conclusive answer or retort; a task that exceeds one's abilities.

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

  • noun Someone who floors, lays flooring
  • noun UK In skittles, the act of knocking down all of the skittles in one throw.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to floor + -er

Examples

  • Daniel Davila, a 23-year-old timber floorer from Camarillo, Calif.--a Los Angeles suburb knee-deep in the Golden State's housing dust bowl--made the 14-hour move across the Pacific two years ago.

    More U.S. Job-Hunters Try Australia

  • Daniel Davila, a 23-year-old timber floorer from Camarillo, Calif.--a Los Angeles suburb knee-deep in the Golden State's housing dust bowl--made the 14-hour move across the Pacific two years ago.

    More U.S. Job-Hunters Try Australia

  • Daniel Davila, a 23-year-old timber floorer from Camarillo, Calif. — a Los Angeles suburb knee-deep in the Golden State's housing dust bowl — made the 14-hour move across the Pacific two years ago.

    More U.S. Job-Hunters Try Australia

  • This blog must be David Gershwin's, as no self-respected 4th floorer would even know about this National League of Cities event unless they were inside the 7th CD offices.

    Alger for CD12?

  • Even then, a good gallop afterwards, or a cigar and a glass of punch, with some lively fellow who is no philosopher, will do him far more good than a fagging walk of so many measured miles, with the studious companion whose head is stuffed as full of such matter as his own, and whose talk will be of disputed passages, and dispiriting anticipations of a "dead floorer" in the schools.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845

  • This was said with a kind of contempt which was quite a floorer to the new wiseacre.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847

  • This was something of a floorer; I felt myself grow red-hot.

    The Jewel of Seven Stars

  • Just fancy, sir, being able to give him a floorer without helping it.

    Fix Bay'nets The Regiment in the Hills

  • His watch was near an hour of the contest, and Brailstone's man had scored first knock-down blow, a particularly clean floorer.

    The Amazing Marriage — Volume 2

  • His watch was near an hour of the contest, and Brailstone's man had scored first knock-down blow, a particularly clean floorer.

    The Amazing Marriage — Complete

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