faller

noun
fall·er | \ˈfȯ-lər \

Definition of faller 

1 : a machine part that acts by falling

2 : a logger who fells trees

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The kinetic energy depends on both the mass and the speed of the faller. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "The Wild Physics of a Firefighter's Window Catch," 1 June 2018 That would put the speed of the faller (is that a real word) at about 7.7 m/s. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "The Wild Physics of a Firefighter's Window Catch," 1 June 2018 Reuters reported that steel miner Evraz was the biggest faller on London's FTSE 100 on Monday, down 8 percent. NBC News, "Russian oligarchs lose up to $16 billion after Trump sanctions," 10 Apr. 2018 Stafford is one of the biggest fallers this week after nearly throwing four interceptions against the Vikings. Steven Ruiz, USA TODAY, "FTW's NFL QB power rankings, Week 4," 4 Oct. 2017 Ecuador hold the dubious honour of being the worst fallers on the planet this month after plummeting 25 places down the rankings to 60th. SI.com, "FIFA World Rankings: Germany Still #1 as Surprise South Americans Climb Into Top 10," 16 Oct. 2017 The dubious honour of the biggest faller in the world goes to Guatemala. SI.com, "New FIFA Rankings: Germany Return to #1 as England Slump to 15th Behind Peru and Wales," 14 Sep. 2017 The two biggest fallers among the top 25 came from Ohio State and Auburn. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "Oklahoma, Georgia surge in latest version of NCAA 1-130 Re-Rank," 11 Sep. 2017 The biggest risers in the world are Namibia after 20 places to joint 136th, while Curacao (pictured below) are the planet's worst fallers after slumping 18 places to joint 86th. SI.com, "Latest FIFA Rankings: Brazil Back on Top of the World as Surprise European Pair Feature in Top 5," 10 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of faller

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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