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Flier meaning

flier - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. One who flies or flees; a runaway; a fugitive.
  2. 2. A fly. See Fly, n., 9, and 13 ( b).
  3. 3. See Flyer, n., 5.
  4. 4. See Flyer, n., 4.
  5. 5. An aeroplane or flying machine.

flier - examples of usage

  1. Defoe's disguise was so complete, his caricature of the ferocious High- flier so near to life, that at first, people doubted whether the Shortest Way was the work of a satirist or a fanatic. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. But curiosity always got the better of them, and they generally compromised by sending over some swift, long- winged old flier, only to see him go tumbling down at the report of a gun; and away they would go, screaming at the top of their voices, and never stopping till they were miles away. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. The moment that a German flier takes the air, half a dozen Allied airmen rise to meet and engage him, and, in the rare event of his being able to elude them and get over the Allied lines, the " Archies," as the anti- aircraft guns are called on the British front, get into noisy action. - "Italy at War and the Allies in the West", E. Alexander Powell.
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