Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a person or thing that faces
- Brit., Informal any sudden, unexpected difficulty or defeat
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- One that faces, especially a device used in smoothing or dressing a surface.
- An unexpected, stunning blow or defeat.