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noun [countable] flier pronunciation in American English /ˈflaɪər/
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  1. 3
    a bird, insect, or animal that flies in a particular way

    Sandflies are poor fliers.

  2. 4
    American informal a project that involves risks or that is dangerous
    take a flier (on something) (=agree to take part in something that is risky):

    It’s risky, but I took a flier on it and invested a few dollars.

  3. 5
    informal a person, animal, or vehicle that can go very fast

    Sam is a flier around the bases.

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