Definition of closer
: one that closes; especially : a relief pitcher who specializes in finishing games
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Relief pitcher A.J. Ramos, Miami Marlins With closers, value is all about opportunity.
Closers just bring out the worst emotions in most fans.
Lows reach the 50s in many suburbs while hanging closer to 60 in the city.
Responsible economic analysts place the likely annual growth rate closer to 1.8%-1.9%.
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Definition of closer for English Language Learners
baseball : a pitcher who specializes in finishing games
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