a person who closes something
"whoever is the closer has to turn out the lights and lock up"
(baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
nearer, nigher, closer(adverb)
(comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter distance
"come closer, my dear!"; "they drew nearer"; "getting nearer to the true explanation"
one who, or that which, closes; specifically, a boot closer. See under Boot
a finisher; that which finishes or terminates
the last stone in a horizontal course, if of a less size than the others, or a piece of brick finishing a course
In baseball, a closing pitcher, more frequently referred to as a closer, is a relief pitcher who specializes in getting the final outs in a close game when their team is leading. The role is often assigned to a team's best reliever. Before the 1990s, pitchers in similar roles were referred to as a fireman, short reliever, and stopper. A small number of closers have won the Cy Young Award. Dennis Eckersley, Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage, Bruce Sutter and Hoyt Wilhelm are closers who have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Rank popularity for the word 'closer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3712
Rank popularity for the word 'closer' in Adverbs Frequency: #261
The numerical value of closer in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of closer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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