What does the word flyer mean?

Usage examples for flyer

  1. " I did the hurdles over two or three garden- walls, but so did the flyer who was on my tracks, and he drove me back into the straight and down to High Street like any lamplighter. – A Thief in the Night by E. W. Hornung
  2. One flyer, going in low, would have attracted the attention of the traffic police, and Stanley Martin wanted no attention whatever drawn to this area. – Anything You Can Do ... by Gordon Randall Garrett