faller

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See also: Faller and fäller

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fall +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

faller (plural fallers)

  1. One who falls.
    • 1920, The Green Book Magazine (volume 23, page 75)
      I've said that you girls on this side were not very whole-hearted fallers-in-love.
    • 2011, Dana Stabenow, Hunter's Moon
      Most trippers and fallers I know fall forward, but it could have happened. He could have gone out for a midnight walk, he could have wanted to commune with the moon from the middle of the log, he could have tripped and fallen backward []
    • 2016, Michael P. Burke, Forensic Pathology of Fractures and Mechanisms of Injury
      Significantly more cervical spine injuries were seen in fallers as opposed to jumpers.
  2. A fruit that falls from the tree, rather than being picked.
  3. (engineering) A part which acts by falling, such as a stamp in a fulling mill, or the device in a spinning machine to arrest motion when a thread breaks.

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Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

faller (feminine fallera, masculine plural fallers, feminine plural falleres)

  1. Of or relating to The Falles

Noun[edit]

faller m (plural fallers)

  1. Someone taking part in The Falles

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French faloir, from an earlier *falleir, from Latin fallō, fallere, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰwel- (to lie, deceive).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

faller

  1. (Jersey, impersonal) to be necessary

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

faller

  1. present tense of falle

Swedish[edit]

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faller

  1. present tense of falla.