Definition of straggler noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈstræɡlə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstræɡlər//
[usually plural] Athletics
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a person or an animal that is among the last or the slowest in a group to do something, for example, to finish a race or leave a place The tour guide came back for the stragglers who were still taking pictures. See related entries: Athletics
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: straggler