1. a person or thing that falls.
  2. any of various devices that operate by falling.
  3. Textiles. a device for cleaning, straightening, and separating fibers during combing of worsted stock, consisting of a series of metal pins set into a rectangular bar or rod.
  4. a logger hired to cut down trees; feller.

Origin of faller

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at fall, -er1
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  1. any device that falls or operates machinery by falling, as in a spinning machine
  2. one that falls, esp a horse that falls at a fence in a steeplechase
  3. US and Canadian a person who fells trees
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