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spoiler

noun [C] uk   /ˈspɔɪ.lər/  us   /-lɚ/

spoiler noun [C] (CAR PART)

a device on a car or aircraft that is positioned so that it stops the air from flowing around the vehicle in a smooth way and so helps to control it

spoiler noun [C] (TAKING ATTENTION)

a newspaper article, television programme, etc. that is produced just before or at the same time as another similar one in order to take attention away from it
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