American English

Definition of spoiler noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a part of an aircraft's wing that can be raised in order to interrupt the flow of air over it and so slow the aircraft's speed
  2. 2a raised part on a fast car that prevents it from being lifted off the road when traveling very fast
  3. 3a candidate for a political office who is unlikely to win but who may get enough votes to prevent one of the main candidates from winning
  4. 4a person or thing that intends or is intended to stop someone or something being successful
  5. 5information that you are given about what is going to happen in a movie, television series etc. before it is shown to the public
  6. 6a newspaper story, book, etc. that is produced very quickly in order to take attention away from one produced by a competitor that appears at the same time
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: spoiler