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fli·er / ˈflīər/ (also fly·er) • n. 1. a person or thing that flies, esp. in a particular way: a nervous flier. ∎  a person who flies something, esp. an aircraft. ∎ inf. a fast-moving person or thing.2. a small handbill advertising an event or product.3. a speculative investment.4. a step in a straight flight of stairs.PHRASES: take a flyer take a chance.