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fac·er

 (fā′sər)
n.
1. One that faces, especially a device used in smoothing or dressing a surface.
2. An unexpected, stunning blow or defeat.

facer

(ˈfeɪsə)
n
1. a person or thing that faces
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a lathe tool used to turn a face perpendicular to the axis of rotation
3. informal Brit a difficulty or problem

fac•er

(ˈfeɪ sər)

n.
1. a person or thing that faces.
2. Brit. an unexpected major difficulty or defeat.
[1505–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.facer - (a dated Briticism) a serious difficulty with which one is suddenly faced
difficulty - a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result; "serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

facer

[ˈfeɪsəʳ] N (Brit) → problema m desconcertante
that's a facer!¡vaya problemazo!

facer

n (Brit inf: = difficulty) → harte Nuss (inf)
References in classic literature ?
In fact, it is propinquity that usually gives the facer to the logic of youth.
I've had a nasty facer myself, but--' That was all I could hear, but it was enough to set me thinking.
At each division administering a soft facer with one of the speckled fists.
Howsomnever, they didn’t come to facers, only passed a little jaw fore and aft.
There have been times when I have administered a succession of facers to them; there have been times when they have been too many for me, and I have given in, and said to Mrs.
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An electric-powered hydraulic system gives the Series 2 twice the amount of force capability to assist in all fusion functions, including the complete operation of the jaws, pipe lifts, heater and facer.
They were Lauren Facer, 24, of Gordon Street in Wakefield and Helen Malik, 28, of Rockley Drive in Wakefield.
The In-Ditch 48 features a top-loading heater and facer providing greater flexibility in tight spaces with minimal site excavation required.
Byline: Andrew Facer, Partner and Head of Private Client, Ward Hadaway
Paul Facer, partner and leader of the audit team for the financial sector of PwC Romania, said, 'As long as the rate of non performing credits continues to grow, reaching about 22 percent in the first quarter of 2014, many Romanian bankers are preoccupied by the quality of their credit portfolios, as well as capital availability, while credit institutions have to ask capital infusions from shareholders to be according to BNR prudential norms.
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