fall·​er ˈfȯ-lər How to pronounce faller (audio)
: a machine part that acts by falling
: a logger who fells trees

Examples of faller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shares of Prosus—a Dutch tech investor that is major shareholder in Tencent—trade 15% lower, while France’s Ubisoft sheds 7.6%, placing them among the biggest fallers in the pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 index. WSJ, 22 Dec. 2023 Here’s a look at the biggest risers and fallers in Baltimore’s farm system this season. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 12 Sep. 2023 Other notable fallers include the No. 48 Gators (down 12), No. 57 Boise State (down 23) and No. 85 Baylor (down 36). Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 5 Sep. 2023 Biggest fallers included Commerzbank AG, BAWAG Group AG and Banco BPM SpA. Credit Suisse Group AG slumped as much as 15%. Allegra Catelli, Fortune, 13 Mar. 2023 Miller, a 62-year-old tree faller, tried to check on his son, brother and parents, who all live in separate homes on neighboring properties. oregonlive, 5 Mar. 2023 Among the biggest fallers were France’s CNP Assurances and the U.K.’s Legal & General Group PLC, which closed around 10% lower. Pietro Lombardi and Adam Clark, WSJ, 3 Apr. 2020 Lorenzo Reyes delivers this weeks power rankings and biggest risers and fallers. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 9 Oct. 2019 The company, which makes airframes for the 737 MAX, was one of the steepest fallers on the London Stock Exchange, its shares falling more than 9% at one point. Adrian Croft, Fortune, 17 Dec. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of faller was in 1523

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“Faller.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faller. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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