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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"
References in classic literature ?
"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."
THE sample size is very small, but since Haydock introduced portable fences in 2007, the faller rate at the track has nearly halved.
On the flip side British Airways was a notable faller, easing 4.25p to 240.25p.
The biggest faller was British Gas owner Centrica, which watched shares plunge 19%, or 17.26p, to 73.58p, after reporting a pre-tax loss of PS446m in the six months to June.
Investigation showed that Marivic Faller, 48, and her nephew, Joseph Carlini, 24 were sleeping in their house located at Bangus Street, Kaunlaran, Navotas City when they heard a noise outside.
Among the requirements of the review that the racecourse and BHA "must continue to monitor faller rates by individual obstacle, in order to identify emerging risk areas, taking remedial action where possible".
The packaging, developed by the August Faller Group, combines a small e-paper display with electronic controls for an integrated level indicator, without significantly increasing the size of the box.
Study patients were divided according to the history of falls into two groups: non-faller (0 fall in the previous three years) and faller (1 or more falls in the previous three years).
We have a responsibility to help," said Martin Faller, IFRC deputy regional director for Asia Pacific in the same press release.
Faller, "Hydrogen sulfide prevents formation of reactive oxygen species through PI3K/Akt signaling and limits ventilator-induced lung injury," Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, vol.