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Meaning of STRAGGLER

Pronunciation:  str'aglur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  someone who strays or falls behind
 

STRAGGLER is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: strayer
 
 See Also: dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Strag"gler\, n.
1. One who straggles, or departs from the direct or proper
   course, or from the company to which he belongs; one who
   falls behind the rest; one who rambles without any settled
   direction.



2. A roving vagabond. --Shak.

3. Something that shoots, or spreads out, beyond the rest, or
   too far; an exuberant growth.

         Let thy hand supply the pruning knife, And crop
         luxuriant stragglers.                 --Dryden.

4. Something that stands alone or by itself.

 

 

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