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- comparative form of : 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, […].
closer (plural closers)
- Someone or something that closes.
- In our organization, the VP of Sales usually acts as the closer.
- Someone or something that concludes.
- The DJ chose a fantastic track as his closer at the end of the night.
- 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?)
- (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.
baseball: relief pitcher