Definitions for: Straggler


[n] someone who strays or falls behind



Webster (1913) 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.

Synonyms: strayer

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

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