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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.
'I won't,' said the inexhaustible baby, '--allow--you--to--make-- game--of--my--venerable--Ma.' At each division administering a soft facer with one of the speckled fists.
But his imperious intellect rose against the facer; there was one way yet.
This was a facer. And there was something in my invalid which thrust the unspoken lie down my throat.
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.
I am delighted to say that Facer's Brewery in Flint has been awarded the honour of supplying the Houses of Parliament with Abbey Original.
Weighing in were Brian Berrett, chief financial officer for Idaho Central Credit Union; Drew Facer, president and CEO of Idahoan Foods; Amy Lientz, director of stakeholder and educational partnerships for Idaho National Laboratory; Dan Ordyna, chief executive officer for Portneuf Medical Center; and Luke Stumme, chief of facilities for the FBI headquarters building now rising in Pocatello.
"We've been called 'the Not Nots' for a long time: not in London, not Irish," chief executive Brian Facer tells City A.M.
ACG: Steven Facer has been appointed vice president, Europe.
Elliot's third conversion increased 'Bold's interval deficit to 18 points, but with the elements now in their favour, they soon struck back through Danny Facer's long-range try.