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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (5)

1. a candidate with no chance of winning but who may draw enough votes to prevent one of the leading candidates from winning;

2. someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war);
[syn: plunderer, pillager, looter, spoiler, despoiler, raider, freebooter]

3. someone who pampers or spoils by excessive indulgence;
[syn: pamperer, spoiler, coddler, mollycoddler]

4. an airfoil mounted on the rear of a car to reduce lift at high speeds;

5. a hinged airfoil on the upper surface of an aircraft wing that is raised to reduce lift and increase drag;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spoiler \Spoil"er\ (spoil"[~e]r), n. 1. One who spoils; a plunderer; a pillager; a robber; a despoiler. [1913 Webster] 2. One who corrupts, mars, or renders useless. [1913 Webster] 3. (Aeronautics) A device attached to the wing of an airplane or other airfoil, which breaks the smooth flow of air during flight and decreases the lift of the airfoil; -- used to control the attitude of the airplane during banking or descent. [PJC] 4. A device attached to a car to decrease lift and increase traction, usually shaped as a flat surface and attached above the rear of the car, and working on the same principal as the aircraft spoiler[3]. [PJC]




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