Fol"low*er (?), n. [OE. folwere, AS. folgere.]
1. One who follows; a pursuer; an attendant; a disciple; a dependent associate; a retainer.
A sweetheart; a beau.
3. Steam Engine (a)
The removable flange, or cover, of a piston. See Illust. of Piston.
A gland. See Illust. of Stuffing box.
The part of a machine that receives motion from another part. See Driver.
Among law stationers, a sheet of parchment or paper which is added to the first sheet of an indenture or other deed.
Syn. -- Imitator; copier; disciple; adherent; partisan; dependent; attendant.
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