Definition of 'facer'
(a dated Briticism) a serious difficulty with which one is suddenly faced
Definition of 'Facer'
- Facer \Fa"cer\ (f[=a]"s[~e]r), n.
- 1. One who faces; one who puts on a false show; a bold-faced person. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
- There be no greater talkers, nor boasters, nor fasers. --Latimer. [1913 Webster]
- 2. A blow in the face, as in boxing; hence, any severe or stunning check or defeat, as in controversy. [Collog.] [1913 Webster]
- I should have been a stercoraceous mendicant if I had hollowed when I got a facer. --C. Kingsley.
- 3. a serious difficulty with which one is suddenly faced. [WordNet sense 1] [obsolescent Briticism] [WordNet 1.5]