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Webster 1913 Edition


Flyer

Fly′er

,
Noun.
[See
Flier
.]
1.
One that uses wings.
2.
The fly of a flag: See
Fly
,
Noun.
, 6.
3.
Anything that is scattered abroad in great numbers as a theatrical programme, an advertising leaf, etc.
4.
(Arch.)
One in a flight of steps which are parallel to each other(as in ordinary stairs), as distinguished from a winder.
5.
The pair of arms attached to the spindle of a spinning frame, over which the thread passes to the bobbin; – so called from their swift revolution. See
Fly
,
Noun.
, 11.
6.
The fan wheel that rotates the cap of a windmill as the wind veers.
Internat. Cyc.
7.
(Stock Jobbing)
A small operation not involving ? considerable part of one’s capital, or not in the line of one's ordinary business; a venture.
[Cant]
Bartlett.

Webster 1828 Edition


Flyer

FLYER

, n.
1.
One that flies or flees; usually written flier.
2.
One that uses wings.
3.
The fly of a jack.
4.
In architecture, stairs that do not wind, but are made of an oblong square figure, and whose fore and back sides are parallel to each other, and so are their ends. The second of these flyers stands parallel behind the first, the third behind the second, and so are said to fly off from one another.
5.
A performer in Mexico, who flies round an elevated post.

Definition 2022


flyer

flyer

English

Alternative forms

Noun

flyer (plural flyers)

(architecture) Flyers
  1. A machine that flies.
  2. Someone who pilots or rides in an airplane.
  3. A leaflet, often for advertising.
  4. The part of a spinning machine that twists the thread as it takes it to, and winds it on the bobbin
  5. (architecture) An arch that connects a flying buttress into the structure it supports.
  6. (acrobatics, cheerleading) The person who is lifted and/or thrown by another person or persons.
  7. (firearms) A stray shot away from the group on a target.
  8. A standard rectangular step of a staircase (as opposed to a winder).
  9. A female kangaroo; a roo; a doe; a jill.
  10. A leap or jump.
  11. A risky investment or other venture.

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Derived terms

Coordinate terms

  • (acrobatics): base

Translations

Verb

flyer (third-person singular simple present flyers, present participle flyering, simple past and past participle flyered)

  1. (intransitive) To distribute flyers (leaflets).
  2. (transitive) To distribute flyers in (a location) or to (recipients).

See also


French

Etymology

Borrowing from English flyer.

Noun

flyer m (plural flyers)

  1. flyer (leaflet)

Synonyms