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Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kləʊsə/
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AdjectiveEdit

closer

  1. comparative form of close: more close
    • 2013 July 20, “Welcome to the plastisphere”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8845:
      [The researchers] noticed many of their pieces of [plastic marine] debris sported surface pits around two microns across. Such pits are about the size of a bacterial cell. Closer examination showed that some of these pits did, indeed, contain bacteria, […].

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English closere, equivalent to close (verb) +‎ -er.

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closer (plural closers)

  1. Someone or something that closes.
    In our organization, the VP of Sales usually acts as the closer.
  2. Someone or something that concludes.
    The DJ chose a fantastic track as his closer at the end of the night.
  3. The last stone in a horizontal course, if smaller than the others; a piece of brick finishing a course.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Gwilt to this entry?)
  4. (baseball) A relief pitcher who specializes in getting the last three outs of the game. See Wikipedia:closer (baseball)
    They brought their closer in for the ninth.
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