noun see straggle I

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  • Straggler — Strag gler, n. 1. One who straggles, or departs from the direct or proper course, or from the company to which he belongs; one who falls behind the rest; one who rambles without any settled direction. [1913 Webster] 2. A roving vagabond. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • straggler — UK [ˈstræɡlə(r)] / US [ˈstræɡlər] noun [countable] Word forms straggler : singular straggler plural stragglers someone who is going more slowly than other people …   English dictionary

  • straggler — [[t]stræ̱gələ(r)[/t]] stragglers 1) N COUNT: usu pl The stragglers are the people in a group who are moving more slowly or making less progress than the others. There were two stragglers twenty yards back... Any straggler that fell behind or got… …   English dictionary

  • straggler — atsilikėlis statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Laivas, atsilikęs nuo konvojaus daugiau negu 5 jūrmyles ir nepajėgiantis pasivyti kitų iki sutemstant, arba laivas, atsilikęs daugiau negu 10 jūrmylių, nesvarbu, galintis ar negalintis pasivyti iki… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • straggler — atsiskyrėlis statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Karys, transporto priemonė, laivas ar orlaivis, kurie neturėdami aiškaus tikslo ar paskirto uždavinio atsiskiria nuo padalinio, voros ar formuotės. atitikmenys: angl. straggler pranc. isolé …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • straggler — straggle ► VERB 1) trail slowly behind the person or people in front. 2) grow or spread out in an irregular, untidy way. ► NOUN ▪ an irregular and untidy group. DERIVATIVES straggler noun straggly adjective. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • straggler — 1. Any personnel, vehicles, ships, or aircraft which, without apparent purpose or assigned mission, become separated from their unit, column, or formation. 2. A ship separated from its convoy by more than 5 nautical miles, through inability to… …   Military dictionary

  • straggler — a fish or group of fish that have strayed beyond the usual range or have remained behind when others migrate …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • straggler — See straggle. * * * …   Universalium

  • straggler — noun a) One who straggles, or departs from the direct or proper course, or from the company to which he belongs. b) One who falls behind the rest …   Wiktionary

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