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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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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The capper of the day will be host Russia's second game, which is against Egypt. USA TODAY, "FIFA World Cup: Schedule, TV time and storylines for Tuesday, June 19," 18 June 2018 The day's capper is host Russia taking on Egypt (2 p.m. ET), which might have its star — Mohamed Salah — make his World Cup debut. Editors, USA TODAY, "Trump's immigration policy, Juneteenth, World Cup group stage: 5 things to know Tuesday," 19 June 2018 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,, "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,, "This Jamal Murray-Lakers Beef Is Good as Hell," 14 Mar. 2018 That certainly is a fine capper to my football mailbag. Peter King,, "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

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First Known Use of capper

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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