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Meaning of HEELER

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Heel"er\, n.
1. A cock that strikes well with his heels or spurs.

2. A dependent and subservient hanger-on of a political
   patron. [Political Cant, U. S.]

         The army of hungry heelers who do their bidding.
                                               --The Century.

 
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