Origin of blocker
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for blocker
Blocker's foreman, disdaining an invitation to dismount, saluted his host.Wells Brothers
Mr. Blocker's Bat, which he carried through a whole season without scoring once off it.
- a person or thing that acts as a block
- physiol an agent that blocks a physiological function, such as the transport of an ion across an ion channel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for blocker
c.1400 of a tool, c.1600 of a person, agent noun from block (v.). U.S. football sense from 1914.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper