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 But that high point, and studios' ensuing show of confidence, was a capper to a chaotic summer that reflected a film industry in a messy state of flux. Tyler Aquilina,, 16 Sep. 2021 Sunday’s capper is a slightly more casual affair as Ming Tsai, Junior Borges and Paul Bartolotta prepare an al fresco dining experience. The Editors, Robb Report, 15 Sep. 2021 With a full, 13-game Major League Soccer slate and the Concacaf Gold Cup final serving as the capper, this will be a busy weekend for American soccer fans. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, 30 July 2021 Cruising late against the Diamondbacks in the series capper eased the pain, but did not change what came before. San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Aug. 2021 This was the capper of one of the worst weeks in recent memory for the Yankees, who are a long way from the unit that won 203 games in the first two seasons under manager Aaron Boone. Larry Fleisher, Forbes, 5 July 2021 The Giants hit two solo homers in the opener, and their lone run in the capper came when Wilmer Flores scored from first on Steven Duggar’s seventh-inning double. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 June 2021 Thursday marks the first day of alligator mating season, the evolutionary capper for the courting season that started in early April. Chris Perkins,, 10 June 2021 Moments later, Dallas Mavericks backup point guard Trey Burke tossed in a 50-foot runner to beat the buzzer -- the capper on a sluggish and miserable first quarter. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 8 May 2021

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First Known Use of capper

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Sep 2021

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“Capper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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