- something that flies, as a bird or insect.
- an aviator or pilot.
- an airplane passenger, especially one who travels regularly by air.
- a person or thing that moves with great speed.
- some part of a machine having a rapid motion.
- a small handbill; circular.
- Informal. a flying jump or leap: He took a flier off the bridge.
- Informal. a risky or speculative venture: Our flier in uranium stocks was a disaster.
- one of the steps in a straight flight of stairs.Compare winder(def 2).
- a trapeze artist; aerialist.
- a silvery-green sunfish, Centrarchus macropterus, found from Virginia to Florida and through the lower Mississippi valley.
Origin of flier
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Examples from the Web for flier
The flier itself shows an inverted Islamic State flag, with Arabic script below it.ISIS Fliers on a Marine Corps Base?
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In Georgia, a flier has surfaced suggesting that Democrats need to vote in order to avoid another Ferguson.Brace Yourself: October Election Surprises Surely on the Way
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There are no descriptions, just a flier handed out at the entrance with a brief overview of each piece.The Dark Rock Star Fantasy of Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane
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Or the flier who jumped from the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai and slammed into an air conditioning unit on a roof.The High-Flying Secrets of BASE Jumpers
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Pence, with his thick mane of hair and thick build, looks great on a flier.Mike Pence, Dark Horse in Training for 2016
June 27, 2014
Had it been possible, he might have tried to leave the flier.
Then he saw that the magnet was fast to the side of the flier, near the stern.
He could not remember the flier ever having said much about himself.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
Where does the flier stop after it passes Misery, going west?
I liked him that day he outran the flier; I've often thought of him since then.
- a variant spelling of flyer
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Word Origin and History for flier
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