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Word Meanings - STRAGGLER - Book Publishers vocabulary database

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,

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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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