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Definition of "facer" [fa•cer]

  • One that faces, especially a device used in smoothing or dressing a surface. (noun)
  • An unexpected, stunning blow or defeat. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "facer" in a sentence
  • "This was a "facer"; the librarian seemed to have brought up against a stone wall, but she waited, knowing that a situation, unlike a knot, will sometimes untie itself."
  • "Before he could reply, Ike had another "facer" for him."
  • "In breathless silence the little group of spectators watched his movements, and when, with sharply exhaled breath, he planted a crashing "facer" straight from the shoulder squarely upon the leathern disk they sprang eagerly forward to note the result."