Definition of finisher in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfiniSHər/


1A person or thing that finishes something, in particular.
Example sentences
  • The final race was the half marathon with 5,880 finishers.
  • He was well over a minute in front of the next finisher.
  • Brett McClure was the top American finisher, placing sixth.
1.1A person who reaches the end of a race or other sporting competition: a third-place finisher
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  • The riders will compete for points, with the top four finishers of each race receiving points.
  • In addition to prizes for champions, second- and third-place finishers will receive awards.
  • The runnerup will earn $1,000, and the third-place finisher will receive $500.
1.2(In soccer) a player who scores a goal: he is one of the best finishers at the club
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  • The Scotsman was called upon to do a job, and the man AJ calls ‘the best finisher at the club’ duly rolled back the years.
  • Their centres are deadly finishers on their day and I am sure they be will be up for this one.
  • There is no proven finisher at the club now that Robbie Blake has left and that is the one piece of the jigsaw all fans are waiting to see slotted into place.
1.3A worker or machine performing the last operation in a manufacturing process.
Example sentences
  • Mostly, they are skilled workers, such as carpenters, machinists, painters, wood finishers, tool makers, railroad workers, garage mechanics.
  • After the finishers completed the troweling process, they covered the slab with polyethylene sheets for a 7-day curing period.
  • You don't have to hire a mason, a formwork carpenter, a concrete finisher, a pump and rebar guy.
2An animal that has been fattened ready for slaughter: [as modifier]: finisher pigs
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  • Ergot-infested grain should never be fed to pregnant animals and should be used sparingly in grower / finisher pig diets.
  • Consequently, finisher pigs that have higher rates of muscle growth will have a higher dietary amino-acid requirement than those with lower rates of muscle growth.
  • The amount of energy needed for body fat gain is higher than that for muscle gain and is the major reason for the higher feed conversion of finisher pigs.

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Syllabification: fin·ish·er

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