facer

[ fey-ser ]
/ ˈfeɪ sər /

noun

a person or thing that faces.
Informal. a blow in the face.
British Informal. an unexpected major difficulty, dilemma, or defeat.

Nearby words

  1. facelift,
  2. facemail,
  3. facepalm,
  4. faceplate,
  5. faceprint,
  6. facet,
  7. facet joint,
  8. facete,
  9. facetectomy,
  10. facetely

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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