straggler / ~s n
Primordial binary evolution and blue stragglers
Blue straggler production in globular clusters
Blue straggler stars in dwarf spheroidal galaxies
Straggling and the Limits of Self-Care
The blue straggler star population in NGC 6229*
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1 any personnel, vehicles, ships, or aircraft that, without apparent purpose or assigned mission, become separated from their unit, column, or formation.
2 a ship separated from its convoy ...
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