hailer

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hailer (plural hailers)

  1. A person who or a device which calls, summons loudly, or hails.
    • 1880, Thomas Hardy, Fellow Townsmen, ch. 1:
      "Hullo, Downe—is that you?" said the driver of the vehicle, a young man of pale and refined appearance. "Jump up here with me, and ride down to your door."
      The other turned a plump, cheery, rather self-indulgent face over his shoulder towards the hailer.
      "O, good evening, Mr. Barnet—thanks," he said.

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hailer

  1. comparative form of hail
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