robert w andrew feller


Robert William Andrew ("Bob"; "Bullet Bob") 1918–2010, U.S. baseball player. Unabridged
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feller1 (ˈfɛlə)
1.  a person or thing that fells
2.  an attachment on a sewing machine for felling seams

feller2 (ˈfɛlə)
a nonstandard variant of fellow

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Word Origin & History

O.E. fællan, (Mercian) fyllan (W.Saxon) "make fall," also "demolish, kill," from P.Gmc. *fallijanan (cf. O.N. fella, Du. fellen, O.H.G. fellan), causative of *fallan (O.E. feallan, see fall (v.)), showing i-mutation. Related: Felled; feller; felling.

late 13c., from O.Fr. fel "cruel, fierce," from M.L. fello "villain" (see felon). Phrase at one fell swoop is from "Macbeth."
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