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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 ?
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.
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.
DensArmor[TM] Plus Gypsum Panels from G-P Gypsum, with glass mat facers over a moisture-resistant core, offer mold resistance on the interior surface you can see, as well as inside the wall cavity.
problem facers and constrained) from low problem recognition publics (i.
Owner and head brewer Dave Facer said the brewery produced seven beers served on draught in pubs across North Wales.
Specifically, machinists who repair and maintain flanges and seals on site can specify portable flange facers for single-point machining only, for milling only, or for both milling and single-point machining.
Since moving to open Facers in Flint he has added darker brews, making seven beers in all, including Dave's Hoppy Beer, Clwyd Gold and Splendid Ale.