capper

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cap +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

capper ‎(plural cappers)

  1. One that caps.
  2. A device or person that applies caps, as to bullets or bottles.
  3. A person that makes or sells caps.
  4. A finale.
    • 2009, February 1, “Joe Queenan”, in Super Bowl Suits[1]:
      The real capper is when St. John starts fawning over Hugh Hefner , host of the finest Super Bowl party known to man, musing: “The question isn’t whether Hef is the hippest octogenarian on the planet.
  5. (US, slang, dated) A by-bidder; a decoy for gamblers.

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