flyer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flyer an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution "he mailed the circular to all subscribers"
    • n flyer someone who operates an aircraft
    • n flyer someone who travels by air
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1987, Ron Hextall of the Philadelphia Flyers became the first NHL goalie to score a goal. Actually, Ron Hextall was the first NHL goalie to score a goal by shooting the puck towards the opposing team's net in 1987. Billy Smith was the first goalie credited with a goal in 1979 when his clearing pass hit an opposing skater and went into the other team's goal.
    • Flyer (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.
    • Flyer Anything that is scattered abroad in great numbers as a theatrical programme, an advertising leaf, etc.
    • Flyer (Arch) One in a flight of steps which are parallel to each other(as in ordinary stairs), as distinguished from a winder.
    • Flyer One that uses wings.
    • Flyer The fan wheel that rotates the cap of a windmill as the wind veers.
    • Flyer The fly of a flag: See Fly n., 6.
    • Flyer 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 n., 11.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The classic toy wagon was designed by Antonio Pasin, who founded his company in 1918. Pasin wanted to give his wagons a modern flair, and chose the word "radio" for what was then a new form of communication, and "flyer" for the wonder of flight — hence, "Radio Flyer."
    • n flyer See flier.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the air, puffins are powerful flyers, beating their wings 300 to 400 times a minute to achieve speeds up to 40 miles per hour.
    • n Flyer one who flies or flees: a part of a machine with rapid motion.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Flier

Usage

In literature:

It was in truth a strange looking flyer: I had never seen one quite like it.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
But Ruth had known who that lone flyer must be.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
He's ten points flyer than Master Stanley Fyles.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
Suddenly my boy woke me up, saying an English flyer had just passed.
"An Aviator's Field Book" by Oswald Bölcke
Time and again they journeyed back without even a sight of the flyer in the hangar.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
Ahead of us somewhere were a half-dozen flyers.
"The Seiners" by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
The flyer's breathless suspense ended in an explosive gasp.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
The most beautiful flyer we ever see against our skies is the unsavory buzzard.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
The swift is a stiff flyer: there appear to be no joints in her wings; she suggests something made of wires or of steel.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
The shock had passed, and the building was quiet, but he shouted to the flyer and sprang into the lift.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
Then the young flyer took an involuntary step forward and looked squarely at the owner of the harsh voice.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
Whatever the motives of the two youths, once in the uniform of cadet flyers, the spirit of service seized them.
"Aces Up" by Covington Clarke
It's what makes some flyers live longer than others.
"What Need of Man?" by Harold Calin
And it was those golden eyes, fixed unwinkingly on his, which banished the flyer's fear.
"The People of the Crater" by Andrew North
They are handy and swift flyers and runners.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photography [December, 1897], Vol 2. No 6." by Various
Then he was talking rapidly, forcefully, and the young flyer gazed with owlish solemnity at Bart as they listened to his conversation.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
He hated the flyer, he did.
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
Yes, the Germans have good flyers, and we'll have a hard time in shaking them off.
"The Guns of Europe" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The Ibis, I may mention, though he was an Egyptian bird, cannot be termed a flyer.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, June 28 1890" by Various
Five dollars apiece for a flyer.
"With Edge Tools" by Hobart Chatfield-Taylor
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In poetry:

As ocean-flyer clings
To height, to the last drop of spirit driving on
While yet ahead is land to be won
And work for wings.
"The Conflict" by Cecil Day Lewis
Their anxious call the fisher heard,
And, glad the meed to win,
His shallop to the shore he steer'd,
And took the flyers in.
"The Battle of Sempach" by Sir Walter Scott
Then, speeding through the evening dews,
A dozen lighted windows glide—
The East-bound flyer for New York,
Soft as a magic-lantern slide.
""I Crossed The Orchard Walking Home"" by Richard Le Gallienne
In a picture called ‘Angels from Heaven’
As a girl flyer Sally showed pluck
‘Till she fell with a crush in a raspberry bush
So the lads blew her out one for luck
"The Sobstuff Sister" by Billy Bennett
Alfred ought to be there, we all of us swear
By the blood of King Alfred, his sire;
He's not the real jam, by the blood of his dam,
So I sha'n't put him down as a flyer.
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
We the West-Saxons,
Long as the daylight
Lasted, in companies
Troubled the track of the host that we hated;
Grimly with swords that were sharp from the grindstone
Fiercely we hack'd at the flyers before us.
"Battle Of Brunanburgh" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

The Flyers can't live without flirting with failure.
Most people's eyes gloss over the junk mail, flyers and various other advertisements that make their way to our mailboxes on a daily basis.
Locked-out Flyers scatter for now.
Radio Flyer Scoot 'n Zoom Children's Riding Toy.
The wife and sons of missing Fox executive Gavin Smith canvassed a large area at the northeast end of the San Fernando Valley Sunday, passing out about 550 flyers.
Flyers' Claude Giroux scores the first of his two goals against Penguins goalie.
South Carolina Democratic candidate for US Senate, Alvin Greene, holds his campaign flyer.
Flyers in control, slip by Owen Co. Sign out Welcome.
When Arlee Conners carried the ball for the Lindbergh Flyers back in 1990, the 6-foot, 210-pound tailback was a load.
Two extra men stand by to retrieve any high flyers soaring into the deep outfield snow.
It is the question the Flyers will be asking themselves all offseason if Chris Pronger, their most intimidating player, does not swoop in from the injured list and lead the team to two wins against the Buffalo Sabres.
Anaheim Ducks star left wing Bobby Ryan, born and raised in Cherry Hill, used to love the Flyers.
Flyers' Ilya Bryzgalov finally sprang a leak in the third period.
File photo The Michigan Flyer.
The bus is the Michigan Flyer.
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In science:

Nature’s Flyers: Birds, Insects, and the Biomechanics of Flight.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
In particular, Flyer and Wright have shown that RBFs perform well in problems from mathematical geosciences, [9, 10].
$L^p$ Error Estimates for Approximation by Sobolev Splines and Wendland Functions on $\mathbb{R}^d$
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