Definition of blocker in English:

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blocker

Pronunciation: /ˈblɒkə/

noun

1A substance which prevents or inhibits a given physiological function: the nicotinic receptor blocker significantly influenced fluid transport in the inflamed intestines
More 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.
2 Cricket A habitually defensive batsman.
Example sentences
  • They have always taken the mickey out of me for being a blocker, but in that match I hit 22 and I actually played some shots.
  • In the past, it was almost compulsory to have a blocker, someone who would occasionally hit the bad ball but as likely to treat it with disdain in protection of his wicket.
  • His teams of the thirties and forties always had one artful blocker.
2.1 American Football A player whose task it is to block for the ball carrier.
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.

Words that rhyme with blocker

chocker, docker, Fokker, interlocker, locker, mocha, mocker, ocker, quokka, rocker, saltimbocca, shocker, soccer, stocker

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