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facer

[ fey-ser ]
/ ˈfeɪ sər /
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noun
a person or thing that faces.
Informal. a blow in the face.
British Informal. an unexpected major difficulty, dilemma, or defeat.
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Origin of facer

First recorded in 1505–15; face + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for facer

facer
/ (ˈfeɪsə) /

noun
a person or thing that faces
a lathe tool used to turn a face perpendicular to the axis of rotation
British informal a difficulty or problem
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