Share this entry

Share this page

blocker

Syllabification: block·er
Pronunciation: /ˈbläkər
 
/

Definition of blocker in English:

noun

1A person or thing that blocks, in particular.
1.1 Football A player whose task it is to block for the ballcarrier or kicker.
Example sentences
  • Look at all of the quality running backs, blockers, and wideouts.
  • He was a tremendous rusher, a great receiver, and one of the best blockers ever for a running back.
  • At any rate, they have to get a passer at some point, as well as a running back and a blocker.
1.2A substance that prevents or inhibits a given physiological function.
Example sentences
  • We coded all drugs according to the British National Formulary and defined secondary prevention drugs as aspirin, blockers, lipid lowering agents, or angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors.
  • The rest of the market goes to acid blockers, which prevent the action of histamine on the acid-secreting cells of the stomach, reducing acid secretion.
  • Medicines called ACE inhibitors and angiotensin-II receptor blockers are helpful.

Definition of blocker in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day prepotent
Pronunciation: prɪˈpəʊt(ə)nt
adjective
greater than others in power or influence