Definition of facer in English:

facer

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Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪsə
 
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noun

informal , chiefly British
  • 1A blow to the face: I wish I’d landed him a facer!
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    • In the twelfth round, Gamble put in a tremendous facer, that split his opponent's nose, and the claret flew in all directions.
    • A good deal of sparring took place, when, a favourable opportunity offering, Gulley put in a desperate facer, which Gregson immediately returned, by giving his adversary a severe blow on the side of the head.
  • 1.1A sudden difficulty: I didn’t know they’d gone; it’s a bit of a facer, isn’t it?
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    • It was a facer, Yetive and Beverly felt as though a steel trap suddenly had been closed down upon them.
    • It was a facer for Balcom and he quickly guided the conversation into less dangerous channels.

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