spawner

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spawn +‎ -er

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spawner ‎(plural spawners)

  1. (fishing) A female fish, often specifically a salmon, which is physiologically ready to spawn
  2. (computing) A program which spawns objects or processes as needed
  3. (video games) An object in a simulated game world that spawns further objects.
    • 2006, Alice J. Robison, Inventing fun: videogame design as a writing process (page 77)
      [] at this point, there are enemy birds that fly out of the pipe and attack the player's avatar. The pipes themselves are "enemy spawners" []

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