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spoiler

[ spoi-ler ]
/ ˈspɔɪ lər /
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noun
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Origin of spoiler

First recorded in 1525–35; spoil + -er1
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How to use spoiler in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for spoiler

spoiler
/ (ˈspɔɪlə) /

noun
plunderer or robber
a person or thing that causes spoilage or corruption
a device fitted to an aircraft wing to increase drag and reduce lift. It is usually extended into the airflow to assist descent and bankingCompare air brake (def. 2)
a similar device fitted to a car
sport a competitor who adopts spoiling tactics, as in boxing
a magazine, newspaper, etc produced specifically to coincide with the production of a rival magazine, newspaper, etc in order to divert public interest and reduce its sales
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