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spoiler (n.)

1530s, "one who robs or plunders," agent noun from spoil (v.). Meaning "one who mars another's chance at victory" is attested from 1950 in U.S. politics, perhaps from boxing. Aeronautics sense is from 1928, because the flap thwarts the "lift" on the plane; transferred to structures serving a similar purpose on speedboats (1957) and motor vehicles (1963). Meaning "information about the plot of a movie, etc., which might 'spoil' it for one who has not seen it" is attested by 1982.

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Definitions of spoiler from WordNet

spoiler (n.)
a candidate with no chance of winning but who may draw enough votes to prevent one of the leading candidates from winning;
spoiler (n.)
someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war);
Synonyms: plunderer / pillager / looter / despoiler / raider / freebooter
spoiler (n.)
someone who pampers or spoils by excessive indulgence;
Synonyms: pamperer / coddler / mollycoddler
spoiler (n.)
an airfoil mounted on the rear of a car to reduce lift at high speeds;
spoiler (n.)
a hinged airfoil on the upper surface of an aircraft wing that is raised to reduce lift and increase drag;
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