One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who or thing which arrives or has arrived. Chiefly: a person, vehicle, vessel, etc., that arrives or has arrived at a place or event; = "arrival". Often (and now chiefly) with modifying adjective.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Whitbourne (1561–1635), seaman and publicist for Newfoundland. From arrive + -er.
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