straggler Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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stragglernoun [C]

uk   /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.
(Definition of straggler from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “straggler”
in Chinese (Simplified) 落伍者,掉队者, 落在后面的人(或动物)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 落後者,脫隊者, 落在隊伍後面的人(或動物)…
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