faller

noun
fall·​er | \ ˈfȯ-lər How to pronounce faller (audio) \

Definition of faller

1 : a machine part that acts by falling
2 : a logger who fells trees

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The biggest faller was Zach Johnson, who dropped 53 spots into a tie for 64th with an 8-over 79 on Saturday, including three double bogeys. Tim Bielik, cleveland.com, "U.S. Open 2019: Live leaderboard, tee times and streaming info for final round with Justin Rose chasing Gary Woodland," 16 June 2019 Chilean copper miner Antofagasta is among the mining sector’s biggest fallers, down 2.9%, while precious metals miner Fresnillo loses 3.1%. WSJ, "European Equities Market Talk Roundup," 7 Sep. 2018 Here are the engineers, choke setters, hook tenders, fallers, even the lowly, but essential, whistle punks who signal for men to get out of range of the enormous, thrashing logs, great destroyers with diameters greater than a man’s height. Katherine A. Powers, WSJ, "‘Deep River’ Review: In the Heart of the Forest Primeval," 28 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of faller

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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