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noun [countable] flyer pronunciation in British English /ˈflaɪə(r)/
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  1. 1
    an announcement or advertisement that is printed on a sheet of paper and given to people
    Someone was handing out flyers advertising the local sales.
  2. 2
    an aircraft pilot
    Two Navy flyers ejected safely and were rescued.
    1. a.
      someone who travels by plane
      frequent flyers (=people who are regular customers of a particular airline)
  3. 3
    informal a plane
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  4. 5
    a bird, insect, or animal that flies in a particular way
    Sandflies are poor flyers.
  5. 6
    informal a person, animal, or vehicle that can go very fast
    Sam is a flyer, his pace will always trouble defences.
  6. 7
    American informal a project that involves risks


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