(plural: ‘stragglers‘; for the right pronunciation of this word, please click here)
a person who falls behind others as in a race or competition;
a person who strays from the correct or original course; a strayer,
Omar used to be a straggler at school and almost every teacher had trouble getting him back on track every now and then.
Most sports persons appreciate the culture of the spectators’ accepting stragglers more than they do the winners because the sportsman spirit is more in the fair participation in a race than in actually winning it.
Whenever there is an evacuation emergency due to storms or tsunamis in the coastal regions, the official have hell of a problem to convince the stragglers who refuse to leave their homes and property.