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SPOILER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spoiler mean? 

SPOILER (noun)
  The noun SPOILER has 5 senses:

1. a candidate with no chance of winning but who may draw enough votes to prevent one of the leading candidates from winning
2. someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
3. someone who pampers or spoils by excessive indulgence
4. an airfoil mounted on the rear of a car to reduce lift at high speeds
5. a hinged airfoil on the upper surface of an aircraft wing that is raised to reduce lift and increase drag

  Familiarity information: SPOILER used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPOILER (noun)


Sense 1spoiler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A candidate with no chance of winning but who may draw enough votes to prevent one of the leading candidates from winning

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("spoiler" is a kind of...):

campaigner; candidate; nominee (a politician who is running for public office)


Sense 2spoiler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

raider; plunderer; pillager; looter; freebooter; despoiler; spoiler

Hypernyms ("spoiler" is a kind of...):

stealer; thief (a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it)

Domain category:

war; warfare (the waging of armed conflict against an enemy)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "spoiler"):

buccaneer; pirate; sea robber; sea rover (someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation)


Sense 3spoiler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who pampers or spoils by excessive indulgence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

coddler; mollycoddler; pamperer; spoiler

Hypernyms ("spoiler" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)


Sense 4spoiler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An airfoil mounted on the rear of a car to reduce lift at high speeds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("spoiler" is a kind of...):

aerofoil; airfoil; control surface; surface (a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight)


Sense 5spoiler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hinged airfoil on the upper surface of an aircraft wing that is raised to reduce lift and increase drag

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("spoiler" is a kind of...):

aerofoil; airfoil; control surface; surface (a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight)


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