American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that caps or makes caps.
- n. Informal Something that surpasses or completes what has gone before; a finishing touch or finale.
- n. Slang One who acts as a decoy, as in a confidence game.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One whose business is the making or selling of caps.
- n. A tool for fitting percussion-caps to shells.
- n. A Scotch form of cupper, a cupbearer. See
- To seize; lay hold of violently: specifically, to seize (a vessel) as a prize.
- n. A spider.
- n. A stool-pigeon in a gambling-house, or a person employed at auctions to raise bids deceptively.
- n. The workman who takes the filled molds away from a brick-machine.
- n. One that caps.
- n. A device or person that applies caps, as to bullets or bottles.
- n. A person that makes or sells caps.
- n. A finale.
- n. US, slang, dated A by-bidder; a decoy for gamblers.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One whose business is to make or sell caps.
- n. Slang, U. S. A by-bidder; a decoy for gamblers.
- n. An instrument for applying a percussion cap to a gun or cartridge.
- cap + -er (Wiktionary)
“The capper is a 7-yard pass to Wes Welker, putting New England up early, and planting that seed of doubt into the minds of Broncos fans.”
“The capper is a deposition that was given by the cameraman for the footage some years ago.”
“The capper is a call that Jimmy says he made to Johnny at home that night because “Greenberg was a meatpacker who was treating him like a piece of dirt.””
“And the capper is the whole "never admit fault" attitude that seems to permeate the Blogger/Google organization.”
“When they report that over 7 million unique users log in to HH every month, that to me is still questionable but also more significant -- and the capper is the ultimate commercial quantification, that they report unaudited over $30M in revenue last year.”
“Yes; what the gamblers call a capper, or roper-in.”
“They were, respectively, "Doc" Curfoot -- suave haunter of Peacock Alley and gentleman "capper" -- whom Brandes introduced as the celebrated specialist, Doctor Elbert Curfoot -- and Captain Harman”
“The capper was a series of stories about his relationship with a former Penthouse Pet who now works at a St. Louis bartender.”
“The capper might be a hay-smoked length of bone-in fish on a tumble of pan-crisped okra and tomato, an ode to the new Gulf Coast.”
“The capper was a three-run homer by Young that broke open the game and gave the Pirates an 8-3 advantage.”
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