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spoiler

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noun spoil·er \ˈspȯi-lər\

Definition of spoiler

  1. 1a :  one that spoilsb :  one (as a political candidate) having little or no chance of winning but capable of depriving a rival of success

  2. 2a :  a long narrow plate along the upper surface of an airplane wing that may be raised for reducing lift and increasing drag — see airplane illustrationb :  an air deflector on an automobile to reduce the tendency to lift off the road at high speeds

  3. 3 :  information about the plot of a motion picture or TV program that can spoil a viewer's sense of surprise or suspense; also :  a person who discloses such information



Examples of spoiler in a sentence

  1. The review contains a few spoilers, so don't read it if you haven't seen the movie.



15th Century

First Known Use of spoiler

15th century


SPOILER Defined for Kids

spoiler

noun spoil·er \ˈspȯi-lər\

Definition of spoiler for Students

  1. 1 :  a person or thing that spoils something <A spoiler beat the predicted winner.>

  2. 2 :  a device (as on an airplane or automobile) that controls the flow of air and lift

  3. 3 :  information about the plot of a book, movie, or television show that spoils the surprise or suspense for a reader or viewer




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