[ faw-ler ]
/ ˈfɔ lər /


a person or thing that falls.
any of various devices that operate by falling.
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.
a logger hired to cut down trees; feller.


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Origin of faller

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at fall, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for faller

/ (ˈfɔːlə) /


any device that falls or operates machinery by falling, as in a spinning machine
one that falls, esp a horse that falls at a fence in a steeplechase
US and Canadian a person who fells trees
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