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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flyer  \Fly"er\,  n.  [See  {Flier}.] 
  1.  One  that  uses  wings. 
 
  2.  The  fly  of  a  flag:  See  {Fly},  n.,  6. 
 
  3.  Anything  that  is  scattered  abroad  in  great  numbers  as  a 
  theatrical  programme,  an  advertising  leaf,  etc 
 
  4.  (Arch.)  One  in  a  flight  of  steps  which  are  parallel  to 
  each  other(as  in  ordinary  stairs),  as  distinguished  from  a 
  winder. 
 
  5.  The  pair  of  arms  attached  to  the  spindle  of  a  spinning 
  frame,  over  which  the  thread  passes  to  the  bobbin;  --  so 
  called  from  their  swift  revolution.  See  {Fly},  n.,  11. 
 
  6.  The  fan  wheel  that  rotates  the  cap  of  a  windmill  as  the 
  wind  veers.  --Internat.  Cyc. 
 
  7.  (Stock  Jobbing)  A  small  operation  not  involving  ? 
  considerable  part  of  one's  capital,  or  not  in  the  line  of 
  one's  ordinary  business;  a  venture.  [Cant]  --Bartlett. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flyer 
  n  1:  an  advertisement  (usually  printed  on  a  page  or  in  a  leaflet) 
  intended  for  wide  distribution;  "he  mailed  the  circular 
  to  all  subscribers"  [syn:  {circular},  {handbill},  {bill}, 
  {broadside},  {broadsheet},  {flier},  {throwaway}] 
  2:  someone  who  travels  by  air  [syn:  {flier}] 
  3:  someone  who  operates  and  aircraft  [syn:  {aviator},  {aeronaut}, 
  {airman},  {flier}] 




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