blocker

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block +‎ -er

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blocker (plural blockers)

  1. Agent noun of block; something that blocks something else.
    1. (card games) A playing card, needed by one player, that is held by another.
    2. (poker) A blocker bet.
    3. A close-fitting rectangular glove worn by a goalie in multiple forms of hockey.
    4. (sports) One who blocks or impedes the movement of an opponent.
    5. (computing) One who prevents another user from contacting them.
      • 2013, Elizabeth Laugeson, The Science of Making Friends
        Likewise, any connections shared between your child (the blocker) and the user being blocked will also be broken.

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