Definition of spoiler in English:

spoiler

Syllabification: spoil·er
Pronunciation: /ˈspoilər
 
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noun

  • 1A person or thing that spoils something.
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    • But then again, if you've never seen the original film or read the book, spoilers are the least of your problems.
    • After all, so many people have read the books that spoilers aren't true spoilers.
    • Put some space between the spoiler warning and the actual spoiler.
  • 1.1(Especially in a political context) a person who obstructs or prevents an opponent’s success while having no chance of winning a contest themselves.
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    • He won 301 votes in the Electoral College, to 191 for Humphrey and 46 for George Wallace, yet another Southern spoiler.
  • 1.2A description of an important plot development in a television show, movie, etc., before it is shown to the public.
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    • Either stop putting spoilers in your featurettes or plaster a huge spoiler warning at the beginning.
    • A theatrical trailer in anamorphic widescreen features some spoilers.
    • They're still putting warnings about spoiler in front of the interviews.
  • 1.3A news story published to divert attention from and reduce the impact of a similar item published elsewhere.
  • 2A flap on the wing of an aircraft or glider that can be projected in order to create drag and so reduce speed.
  • 2.1A device on the front or rear of a motor vehicle intended to prevent it from being lifted off the road when traveling at very high speeds.
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    • So he removed the boot spoiler which was on the 7 - Series.
    • Thankfully, the car is aerodynamically stable without the addition of an outrageous spoiler which has featured on some fast Fords in the past.
    • There wasn't a spoiler or an alloy wheel in sight.
  • 3An electronic device for preventing unauthorized copying of sound recordings by means of a disruptive signal inaudible on the original.

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