1. One who makes default; one who fails to appear in court when court when called.
2. One who fails to perform a duty; a delinquent; particularly, one who fails to account for public money intrusted to his care; a peculator; a defalcator.
n 1: someone who fails to make a required appearance in court
2: someone who fails to meet a financial obligation [syn: deadbeat]
3: a contestant who forfeits a match