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straggle +‎ -er


straggler (plural stragglers)

  1. A person who straggles, or departs from the direct or proper course, or from the company to which they belong.
  2. One who falls behind the rest, for example in a race.
  3. One who roams without any settled direction.
  4. A migratory animal found away from its usual range.
  5. A roving vagabond.
  6. Something that shoots, or spreads out, beyond the rest, or too far; an exuberant growth.
  7. Something that stands alone or by itself.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for straggler in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)