Synonyms for flyer

Grammar : Noun
Spell : flahy-er
Phonetic Transcription : ˈflaɪ ər

Définition of flyer

Origin :
  • also flier, mid-15c., "something that flies," agent noun of fly (v.1). Meaning "something that goes fast" is from 1795; that of "aviator" is from 1934. Meaning "speculative investment" is from 1846 (on the notion of a "flying leap"). Meaning "small handbill or fly-sheet" is from 1889, U.S. slang (originally especially of police bulletins), on notion of "made to be scattered broadcast." Meaning "aviator" is from World War I. Related: Fliers; flyers.
  • noun person who navigates an aircraft
Example sentences :
  • I did hear, too, that she takes a flyer in the Street now and then.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • But they soon turned and headed "The Flyer" to the far north.
  • Extract from : « Classic Myths » by Mary Catherine Judd
  • Kent was led to infer that he still took a small "flyer" occasionally.
  • Extract from : « Fair Harbor » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • We satisfied them at last, and I entered the flyer after Carpenter.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 » by Various
  • Here for the first time is seen the combination of spindle, flyer and bobbin.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Cotton Plant » by Frederick Wilkinson
  • He had managed to get here from Asia by stealing a flyer in Leningrad.
  • Extract from : « Anything You Can Do ... » by Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The only signal they needed was the stopping of the Flyer at Tin Cup.
  • Extract from : « Crooked Trails and Straight » by William MacLeod Raine
  • They knew who the flyer was, too, for a man's style in the air is always characteristic.
  • Extract from : « Some Naval Yarns » by Mordaunt Hall
  • "Wish my dad would get me a new sled like that flyer," sighed Toad.
  • Extract from : « Christmas Holidays at Merryvale » by Alice Hale Burnett
  • So I huddled as far as possible at the side of the flyer's seat, my side of it.
  • Extract from : « Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year » by E.C. Hartwell

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