Definition of faller in English:


Line breaks: fall¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːlə


  • 1British A person or thing that falls, in particular:
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    • 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.

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