or fly·er



Origin of flier

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at fly1, -er1
Can be confusedflier flyer
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Historical Examples of flier

  • "Possibly——" He added his weight to the pressure on the flier's side.

    The Best Made Plans

    Everett B. Cole

  • Deftly and expertly they were looping them through the eyelet rings set at frequent intervals along the sides of the flier.

  • In others youll put light pneumatic rubber rafts and fishing linethats in case the flier might land in the sea.

  • Suppose a flier went out of control and crashed in the middle of the Waern house.

    The Best Made Plans

    Everett B. Cole

  • But already the lone Mercutian flier had completed his bank, and was zooming out of range.

    Slaves of Mercury

    Nat Schachner

British Dictionary definitions for flier



a variant spelling of flyer
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Word Origin and History for flier

see flyer.

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