capper

noun
cap·​per | \ˈka-pər \

Definition of capper 

1 : one that caps: such as

a : a device that fits caps on bottles

b : finale, climax, clincher

2 : a lure or decoy especially in an illicit or questionable activity : shill

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Examples of capper in a Sentence

the capper to the campaign rally was an appearance by the candidate himself she was smart, she was pretty, but here's the capper—she was kind, unlike the other girls

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When his trilogy-capper The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won 11 Academy Awards in 2004, Jackson joked that the voters had failed to honor Meet the Feebles 15 years earlier. Noel Murray, The Verge, "Long before The Happytime Murders, Peter Jackson’s Meet the Feebles featured perverted puppets," 24 Aug. 2018 The capper came in ’96 at old County Stadium in Milwaukee, where Sox outfielder Tony Phillips left a game, walked out to the bleachers and flattened a fan who had been making crude remarks to him from the stands. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "Brewers' return to South Side rekindles memories of a once-heated rivalry," 1 June 2018 Miami's Josh Richardson missed a wild jumper as time expired, the capper to his 2-for-13 shooting night. USA TODAY, "Kings close with a flourish, top Heat 89-88," 25 Jan. 2018 The capper, though, was Isaiah Thomas icily tossing the ball to Murray at the end of the game. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "This Jamal Murray-Lakers Beef Is Good as Hell," 14 Mar. 2018 That certainly is a fine capper to my football mailbag. Peter King, SI.com, "Rumors, Realities and Ruminations on Draft Eve," 25 Apr. 2018 The capper was Ronaldo's hat trick, in which the third goal came on a laser of a free kick that went into the top right corner of the goal and tied the score at 3-3. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, "Top 10 World Cup moments: Heroics from Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Hirving Lozano," 29 June 2018 The capper was a two-run homer by Anthony Rizzo, with the first three Cubs runs scoring via a two-run double by Jason Heyward and an RBI single by Javier Baez. Tom Groeschen, Cincinnati.com, "Reactions: Cincinnati Reds' Michael Lorenzen makes it 2 days in row with homer by pitcher," 24 June 2018 The capper came when the Lee and the Police Commission — over the objections of the union — opted to go outside the department and bring in Bill Scott from Los Angeles as chief. Matier & Ross, San Francisco Chronicle, "Warriors wins sell tickets — and at the arena a sign of things to come," 10 June 2018

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First Known Use of capper

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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