1. One who follows; a pursuer; an attendant; a disciple; a dependent associate; a retainer.

2. A sweetheart; a beau.

3. <engineering> The removable flange, or cover, of a piston. A gland.

4. <machinery> The part of a machine that receives motion from another part. See Driver.

5. Among law stationers, a sheet of parchment or paper which is added to the first sheet of an indenture or other deed.

Synonyms: Imitator, copier, disciple, adherent, partisan, dependent, attendant.

Origin: OE. Folwere, AS. Folgere.

(01 Mar 1998)

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