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English definition of “straggler”

straggler

noun [C]     /ˈstræɡ.lər/ US  /-lɚ/
a person or animal that is last in a group to do something or the last to get to or leave a place : We watched the last of the stragglers come in, three hours after the first runner .Slow and moving slowly
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