Strag"gler (?), n.
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.
A roving vagabond.
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.
Something that stands alone or by itself.
© Webster 1913.