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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

  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

Rhymes with spoiler


SPOILER Defined for Kids

spoiler

noun spoil·er \ˈspȯi-lər\

Definition of spoiler

  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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