The Mexicans hung upon their flanks and rear, cutting off every straggler.
The last swift I observed was about the 21st August; it was a straggler.
She glanced around to make sure that no straggler was near who could by any chance have heard Joan's cries.
He whistled and sounded his horn in vain; the straggler paid no attention to the summons.
A little goatherd, leading his bleating flock, plays on a reed flute to summon a straggler from a distant crag.
Some thought a straggler had used it as a lodging, and set it on fire in lighting his pipe.
The worst sort of straggler is often astonished at the kindly interest accorded him upon returning to his old home.
It is a straggler to Oceania and has not been recorded in the Hawaiian Islands.
At first it would be broken occasionally by the hurried trot of cavalry or the shuffling footsteps of a straggler.
My own servant, who had lost me in the crowd, was arrested as a straggler.
c.1400, "to wander from the proper path, to rove from one's companions," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. dialectal Norwegian stragla "to walk laboriously"), or a frequentative of straken "to move, go." Specifically of soldiers from 1520s. Related: Straggled; straggling.