• WordNet 3.6
    • n faller a person who falls "one of them was safe but they were unable to save the faller","a faller among thieves"
    • n faller a person who fells trees
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Faller (Mach) A part which acts by falling, as a stamp in a fulling mill, or the device in a spinning machine to arrest motion when a thread breaks.
    • Faller One who, or that which, falls.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n faller One who or that which falls or causes to fall.
    • n faller Specifically, in machinery: In cotton manufacturing, one of the small arms on a mule-carriage which bears the faller-wire.
    • n faller In a fulling-, milling-, or stamping-machine, a stamp which is generally raised by the cams, and then falls vertically and endwise.
    • n faller In flax-manuf., a bar in the spreading-machine having numerous vertical needles forming a comb or gills; a gill-bar. It detains the line somewhat as it passes the drawing-roller.
    • n faller In silk-manuf. See faller-wire, 2.
    • n faller The hen-harrier
    • n faller In lumbering, one who fells trees.
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In literature:

Many let themselves drop, hanging by a length of thread, which the faller's weight draws from the spinnerets.
"The Life of the Spider" by J. Henri Fabre
It was four farms, and Mr. Sangres made a fine park of them, with a herd of faller deer.
"Actions and Reactions" by Rudyard Kipling
I'll in with you into a gig, and off with you after that ther' faller.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
In the first place, whether as faller, rigging man or on the "drive," his work is muscular and out of doors.
"The Centralia Conspiracy" by Ralph Chaplin
The tree once down, the fallers went on to another.
"Big Timber" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The gill pins in the fallers are used to restrain the movements of the fibres between two important pairs of rollers.
"The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth" by T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
Emilie Faller, artist from Paris, and Mr. Jas.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 6" by Various
Iam me prodere, iam non dubitas fallere, perfide?
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
In the fight they know no stragglers an' fallers from grace.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
Faller Screws situated between No.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley

In poetry:

Bjällklangen dallrar och faller och stiger, suset är stilla och vilar i ro,
skogen är kvälltung och sömnig och tiger.
Endast den vallande
låten går kallande
fram genom nejden kring myr och mö.
"Vallarelåt" by Gustaf Froding

In news:

Sodexhos Retail Brand Group subsidiary has added Bob Faller as vice president of franchise development.
Risers & Fallers: The Chase works, Keselowski not giving in , and Danica making strides.
Risers and fallers after Sunday's race at Texas, the eighth of 10 Chase for the Sprint Cup races.
Faller GmBH announced recently insolvency proceedings have been concluded and the company is out of receivership.
According to managing director Horst Niedhard, Faller was released from its 7-month insolvency April 23 by a German court.
O'Neill running back Jerry Nasi (20) cuts away from Sullivan West's Sawyer Erlwein (25) and Eric Wallace (50) during a Section 9 Class C semifinal game at Middletown's Faller Field on Friday, Oct 26, 2012.
Tri-Valley quarterback Dustin VanLieu (5) pitches the ball under pressure from the Sullivan West defense during a Section 9 Class C semfinal game at Middletown's Faller Field on Oct 31, 2008.
Craig S Faller (left), commander of Carrier more.
Risers & Fallers: Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick shine.
Generally, two types of "fallers" can be found in the hospital: frail patients and those patients who don't want to bother the nurse, according to Shorr.

In science:

Faller and J. J. de Pablo, Density-of-states Monte Carlo method for simulation of fluids, J.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Dickey, J. O., Bender, P. L., Faller, J. E., Newhall, X X, Ricklefs, R. L., Ries, J. G., Shelus, P. J., Veillet, C., Whipple, A. L., Wiant, J. R., Williams, J. G., and Yoder, C. F., “Lunar laser ranging: a continuing legacy of the Apollo program”, Science, 265, 482–490, (1994).
Testing General Relativity with Pulsar Timing