Flyer
Flyer Fly"er, n. [See {Flier}.] 1. One that uses wings. [1913 Webster]

2. The fly of a flag: See {Fly}, n., 6. [1913 Webster]

3. Anything that is scattered abroad in great numbers as a theatrical programme, an advertising leaf, etc. [1913 Webster]

4. (Arch.) One in a flight of steps which are parallel to each other(as in ordinary stairs), as distinguished from a winder. [1913 Webster]

5. The pair of arms attached to the spindle of a spinning frame, over which the thread passes to the bobbin; -- so called from their swift revolution. See {Fly}, n., 11. [1913 Webster]

6. The fan wheel that rotates the cap of a windmill as the wind veers. --Internat. Cyc. [1913 Webster]

7. (Stock Jobbing) A small operation not involving ? considerable part of one's capital, or not in the line of one's ordinary business; a venture. [Cant] --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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