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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.
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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
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fac•er

(ˈfeɪ sər)

n.
1. a person or thing that faces.
2. Brit. an unexpected major difficulty or defeat.
[1505–15]
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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
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Translations

facer

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

n (Brit inf: = difficulty) → harte Nuss (inf)
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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.
'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.
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