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Meaning of SPOILER

Pronunciation:  'spoylur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a hinged airfoil on the upper surface of an aircraft wing that is raised to reduce lift and increase drag
  2. [n]  an airfoil mounted on the rear of a car to reduce lift at high speeds
  3. [n]  someone who pampers or spoils by excessive indulgence
  4. [n]  someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
  5. [n]  a candidate with no chance of winning but who may draw enough votes to prevent one of the leading candidates from winning

SPOILER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: despoiler, freebooter, looter, pamperer, pillager, plunderer, raider
 See Also: aerofoil, airfoil, buccaneer, campaigner, candidate, control surface, human, individual, mortal, nominee, person, pirate, sea robber, sea rover, somebody, someone, soul, stealer, surface, thief



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Spoil"er\, n.
1. One who spoils; a plunderer; a pillager; a robber; a

2. One who corrupts, mars, or renders useless.

Computing Dictionary

1. A remark which reveals important plot elements from books or movies, thus denying the reader (of the article) the proper suspense when reading the book or watching the movie.

2. Any remark which telegraphs the solution of a problem or puzzle, thus denying the reader the pleasure of working out the correct answer (see also interesting). Either sense readily forms compounds like "total spoiler", "quasi-spoiler" and even "pseudo-spoiler".

By convention, usenet news articles which are spoilers in either sense should contain the word "spoiler" in the Subject: line, or guarantee via various tricks that the answer appears only after several screens-full of warning, or conceal the sensitive information via rot13, or some combination of these techniques.

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