American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that closes: The closer of the shop has to lock up.
- n. Baseball A relief pitcher called upon to protect a lead late in a game.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which closes or concludes. Specifically— That which puts an end to a controversy, or disposes of an antagonist; a clencher.
- n. An inclosure.
- n. Someone or something that closes.
- n. Someone or something that concludes.
- n. The last stone in a horizontal course, if smaller than the others; a piece of brick finishing a course.
- n. baseball A relief pitcher that specializes in getting the last three outs of the game. See Wikipedia:closer (baseball)
- adj. comparative form of close: more close
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, closes; specifically, a boot closer. See under boot.
- n. A finisher; that which finishes or terminates.
- n. (Masonry) The last stone in a horizontal course, if of a less size than the others, or a piece of brick finishing a course.
- adv. (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter distance
- n. a person who closes something
- n. (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
- From close (verb) + -er (Wiktionary)
“_Edged in closer and closer_ means went slowly nearer and nearer.”
“Condo or home buyers soon learn that there is an important player at the closing table: the title closer representing the "title company.”
“Since certain algorithms and directory listings work alphabetically, pick a name closer to A than Z.”
“When laypeople use the word, "hypothesis" is the term closer to what they actually mean.”
“While the term closer-by-committee terrifies any baseball fan, it looks to be the case for the Ex-Yankees without a clear cut favorite.”
“The summer will tell us if he further admits those mistakes, by bringing in a true squad striker who can bring the title closer to Anfield.”
“Guy Bissonnette, Enfield, N.H. Gardner: Shelton isn't a bad sell-high candidate right now, although packaging him with a closer is a lot to lose for just one player in return.”
“The secret to Trevor Hoffman's success as a closer is as much preparation”
“' Becoming a closer is a maturing process, '' Miller says.”
“Rivera enhanced the word "closer" in baseball's vocabulary.”
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