fac·​er ˈfā-sər How to pronounce facer (audio)
: one that faces
British : a sudden often stunning check or obstacle

Examples of facer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Elbow-in-the-facer? Gene Myers, Detroit Free Press, 30 May 2022 One is that Biden is a natural optimist embracing policy and Carville a natural fact-facer embracing election victories. John Brummett, Arkansas Online, 2 May 2021 Nance attacked the left side of the rim and soared over Mason Plumlee for an in-your-facer with 8:11 left in the second period to cut Denver's lead to 45-43. Joe Vardon, cleveland.com, 4 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of facer was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Facer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/facer. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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