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flier

[flahy-er] /ˈflaɪ ər/
noun
1.
something that flies, as a bird or insect.
2.
an aviator or pilot.
3.
an airplane passenger, especially one who travels regularly by air.
4.
a person or thing that moves with great speed.
5.
some part of a machine having a rapid motion.
6.
a small handbill; circular.
7.
Informal. a flying jump or leap:
He took a flier off the bridge.
8.
Informal. a risky or speculative venture:
Our flier in uranium stocks was a disaster.
9.
one of the steps in a straight flight of stairs.
Compare winder (def 2).
10.
a trapeze artist; aerialist.
11.
a silvery-green sunfish, Centrarchus macropterus, found from Virginia to Florida and through the lower Mississippi valley.
Also, flyer.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see fly1, -er1
Can be confused
flier, flyer.
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  • Even high fliers will see salaries frozen and perks withdrawn.
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  • Its advanced, flapping wings already show close kinship with modern fliers.
  • Scale matters--you can't take billion-dollar fliers on too many ideas.
British Dictionary definitions for fliers

flier

/ˈflaɪə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of flyer
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Word Origin and History for fliers

flier

n.

see flyer.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for fliers

flier

Related Terms

flyer


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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