Definition of faller in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːlə/


1British A person or thing that falls, in particular:
Example sentences
  • Instead, the oldest club - not the new boys - is a faller.
  • Major fallers include Nicola Benedetti, the 18-year-old violinist, whose breakthrough year was in 2004 / 5.
  • All around them there was carnage, with Lance Armstrong one of the many fallers.
1.1A horse that falls during a race, especially at a fence in a steeplechase: the horse was one of three fallers in the Novice Chase
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  • ‘I heard nothing but good things about the hurdles, and there were no fallers in the timber races,’ he said.
  • Admittedly, there were two fallers at the second-last fence that day, both of whom looked likely to take a hand in the finish.
  • The gelding was brought down by a faller at the fifth fence.
1.2A company whose shares have lost value on the stock market: the firm was a notable faller against the general trend
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  • But if you're a relatively competent stockpicker, selecting shares in solid businesses that are cheaply valued, large fallers are likely to be quite rare and outweighed by occasions when the price rebounds.
  • In London, a host of blue-chip stocks fell back with tech, telecom and banking shares among the main fallers in the City.
  • he two tech firms were among the biggest fallers, and are now in danger of dropping out of the FTSE 100 when the index is reshuffled next week.
2North American A person who fells trees for a living: he bought a chainsaw and became a faller
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  • How well these fallers buck the timber determines the efficiency of the whole operation.
  • At one time, the company had its own in-house certified logging instructor who would ensure that the training needs of the 10 or more hand fallers were met.
  • We can hear the saws of the fallers, still cutting above rock cliffs on the steep mountainside.

Words that rhyme with faller

brawler, caller, crawler, drawler, forestaller, hauler, installer, mauler, Paula, stonewaller, trawler

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