faller


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fall·er

 (fô′lər)
n.
1. One who cuts down trees; a lumberjack or feller.
2. A machine part or device that operates by falling.

faller

(ˈfɔːlə)
n
1. (Textiles) any device that falls or operates machinery by falling, as in a spinning machine
2. (Horse Racing) one that falls, esp a horse that falls at a fence in a steeplechase
3. (Forestry) US and Canadian a person who fells trees

fall•er

(ˈfɔ lər)

n.
1. one that falls.
2. a device that operates by falling.
3. a logger hired to cut down trees; feller.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.faller - a person who fells treesfaller - a person who fells trees    
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
scorer - a logger who marks trees to be felled
2.faller - a person who falls; "one of them was safe but they were unable to save the faller"; "a faller among thieves"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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What for a Svaidish faller like me monkey with none of my biziness, I don't know," he soliloquized.
Ay tank you fish patrol fallers never ban so lucky as when you sail with Ole Ericsen," he was saying, when a rifle cracked sharply astern, and a bullet gouged along the newly painted cabin, glanced on a nail, and sang shrilly onward into space.
Sangres made a fine park of them, with a herd of faller deer.
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Joey Faller, the administrator of the shrine, which is under the supervision of the Diocese of Lucena, said in an online interview on Thursday.
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