winner

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winner (plural winners)

  1. One who has won or often wins.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 5, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Of all the queer collections of humans outside of a crazy asylum, it seemed to me this sanitarium was the cup winner. […] When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose.
  2. (sports) A point or goal that wins a competition.
    • 2011 December 10, David Ornstein, “Arsenal 1-0 Everton”, BBC Sport:
      It was a fitting scoreline on the club's landmark anniversary, and appropriate that Van Persie should get the winner.

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