Webster 1913 Edition
One that uses wings.
The fly of a flag: See
Anything that is scattered abroad in great numbers as a theatrical programme, an advertising leaf, etc.
One in a flight of steps which are parallel to each other(as in ordinary stairs), as distinguished from a winder.
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
The fan wheel that rotates the cap of a windmill as the wind veers.
A small operation not involving ? considerable part of one’s capital, or not in the line of one's ordinary business; a venture.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.