finisher

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

finish +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

finisher (plural finishers)

  1. A person who finishes or completes something.
  2. A construction machine used to smooth a newly constructed road surface.
  3. (video games, informal) A finishing move.
    • 1999, BradyGames, Secret Codes for Sega Dreamcast
      Tie Up Fallaway Slam (Finisher)
    • 2002, Ben Cureton, Paul Edwards, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance(tm) Official Strategy Guide
      Shadow Kick (OO+O) is best used as a punishing move and a combo finisher.
  4. (soccer) A player who shoots goals.
    • 2013, Alistair Magowan, "Arsenal 3-1 Stoke", BBC Sport, 22 September 2013:
      After suffering a broken leg in a challenge from Stoke's Ryan Shawcross in 2010, the goal allowed Ramsey to put a positive slant on this fixture and show how he is evolving into a composed finisher.

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