Strag"gler (?), n.

1.

One who straggles, or departs from the direct or proper course, or from the company to which he belongs; one who falls behind the rest; one who rambles without any settled direction.

2.

A roving vagabond.

Shak.

3.

Something that shoots, or spreads out, beyond the rest, or too far; an exuberant growth.

Let thy hand supply the pruning knife, And crop luxuriant stragglers. Dryden.

4.

Something that stands alone or by itself.

 

© Webster 1913.

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