Fol"low*er (?), n. [OE. folwere, AS. folgere.]

1. One who follows; a pursuer; an attendant; a disciple; a dependent associate; a retainer.

2.

A sweetheart; a beau.

[Colloq.]

A. Trollope.

3. Steam Engine (a)

The removable flange, or cover, of a piston. See Illust. of Piston.

(b)

A gland. See Illust. of Stuffing box.

4. Mach.

The part of a machine that receives motion from another part. See Driver.

5.

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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