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1. One that closes: The closer of the shop has to lock up.
2. Baseball A relief pitcher called upon to protect a lead late in a game.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.closer - a person who closes something; "whoever is the closer has to turn out the lights and lock up"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.closer - (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
relief pitcher, reliever, fireman - a pitcher who does not start the game
slammer - a person who closes things violently; "she's a dramatic slammer of doors"
Adv.1.closer - (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter distance; "come closer, my dear!"; "they drew nearer"; "getting nearer to the true explanation"
comparative, comparative degree - the comparative form of an adjective or adverb; "`faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'"; "`less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'"; "`more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'"
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To lay this unit, put a regular head joint on the closure brick and use the tip of your trowel to plaster a joint on the brick that will have the closure laid next to it.