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incomer

[in-kuhm-er] /ˈɪnˌkʌm ər/
noun
1.
a person who comes in.
2.
Chiefly British. an immigrant.
3.
an intruder.
4.
a successor.
5.
Hunting. a duck, pheasant, etc., that flies toward the shooter.
Origin of incomer
1520-1530
1520-30; in + comer
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  • For fourteen years the city has had to contend with the fears of the incomer.

  • The incomer seated himself on a stool, and the cobbler returned to his last, resuming his interrupted work.

  • But if a door opened suddenly I would look anxiously at the incomer.

  • incomer and outgoer each drew back a step, each laughed, each tendered an apology.

    Max Katherine Cecil Thurston
  • He must have come over the wall, which can hardly be prevented if an incomer has a friend who will throw him a rope.

    The Strong Arm Robert Barr
  • The flying chair struck the incomer across his shins, bringing an angry exclamation from the man.

    Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks H. Irving Hancock
British Dictionary definitions for incomer

incomer

/ˈɪnkʌmə/
noun
1.
a person who comes to live in a place in which he was not born
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