Definition of flier
2 : a reckless or speculative venture —usually used in the phrase take a flier He took a flier in politics soon after getting his degree.
3 usually flyer : an advertising circular Flyers announcing the concert were distributed throughout the city.
Examples of flier in a Sentence
These birds are graceful fliers.
They distributed flyers announcing the concert throughout the city.
Recent Examples of flier from the Web
Also complicating those calls is the simple fact that for many leisure fliers, price is paramount.
A flier posted online promoting an adult-entertainment event that had been scheduled for July 15 at the Underground Lounge.
Alicia was lying on the ground as the base, while her friend Nikki Lafave was the flier.
The second Wednesday of the month, white paper fliers are either accepted or ignored by downtown Seattle’s bustling noontime lunch crowd.
Hummingbirds are great fliers, but their closest relatives—the swifts—are even better, and while hummingbird eggs are symmetrical, swift eggs are pointed, more like pine nuts than Tic Tacs.
Fliers have to state their weight (standard industry practice, as is adding 22 pounds to the declared weight for safety’s sake, Ms. Subramanian says).
The message on the KKK fliers lists the American Christian Knights organization, based in Mississippi, with their phone number and website address.
Later, the relative discovered that every home in the neighborhood had received the same flier.
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First Known Use of flier
FLIER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flier for English Language Learners
: a person or animal that flies
: a piece of paper that has something printed on it (such as an advertisement or an announcement) and that is given to many people
FLIER Defined for Kids
Definition of flier for Students
1 : a person or thing that flies
2 usually flyer : a printed sheet containing information or advertising that is given to many people
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