leaner

[ lee-ner ]
/ ˈli nər /

noun

a person or thing that leans.
Horseshoes. a thrown horseshoe that leans against the stake.

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Origin of leaner

First recorded in 1530–40; lean1 + -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for leaners

  • A significant number of moderates and “leaners” describe the GOP as “out of touch.”

    By the Numbers: Inside the GOP|Eleanor Clift|July 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
  • The world is made up of two classes of people, lifters and leaners, and the leaners constitute by far the larger class.

    Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh