cap·​per | \ ˈka-pər How to pronounce capper (audio) \

Definition of capper

1 : one that caps: such as
a : a device that fits caps on bottles
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
Recent Examples on the Web With a capper of 2⅓ hitless against Toronto, Krueger finished with 12 strikeouts and two walks in his three August appearances. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Hidden no-hitters' in Brewers history feature Josh Hader, Teddy Higuera and ... Bill Krueger?," 28 Aug. 2020 In April came the capper when the Fed vowed to go all in and buy something even pension funds wouldn't dare touch—corporate junk. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Global markets turn choppy as investors weigh the threat of a second wave," 22 June 2020 Belmont, usually the series capper, was initially scheduled for June 6. Jake Einer, The Courier-Journal, "New York-bred Tiz the Law wins barren Belmont Stakes," 20 June 2020 His 2014 championship was the consummate résumé-capper. Jeff Mcdonald,, "21 for 21: Celebrating certain Hall of Famer Tim Duncan," 3 Apr. 2020 Kingdom Hearts III, released last January, marked the chance for an ending to do justice to this wild creation of Square Enix and Disney, putting a capper on 18 years of some of the most convoluted storytelling to ever grace games. Julie Muncy, Wired, "Kingdom Hearts III Re: Mind Is the Antidote to Bad Endings," 29 Jan. 2020 As the capper, a shocking elimination targeted one of the most talented dancers on the show. Mary Colurso |, al, "Emotions run high as Hannah Brown makes finals on ‘DWTS’," 19 Nov. 2019 And The Irishman is one of his top five films in the gangster genre, an unquestioned career-capper. Todd Mccarthy, The Hollywood Reporter, "Golden Globes Film: Who Should Win, Who Will Win," 2 Jan. 2020 Drake had an 80-yard TD run in the first quarter and the capper via a 3-yard TD with 4:18 remaining to take a 27-13 lead. Tim Booth,, "As injuries pile up, Seahawks fall to Cardinals before big game with 49ers," 22 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of capper

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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31 Aug 2020

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“Capper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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