faller

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See also: 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.
    • 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. An apple 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 m (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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Verb[edit]

faller

  1. present tense of falla.