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Sleeper meaning

sleeper - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. a spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law- abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal
  2. 2. One who sleeps; a slumberer; hence, a drone, or lazy person.
  3. 3. That which lies dormant, as a law.
  4. 4. A sleeping car.
  5. 5. An animal that hibernates, as the bear.
  6. 6. A large fresh- water gobioid fish ( Eleotris dormatrix).
  7. 7. A nurse shark. See under Nurse.
  8. 8. Something lying in a reclining posture or position.
  9. 9. One of the pieces of timber, stone, or iron, on or near the level of the ground, for the support of some superstructure, to steady framework, to keep in place the rails of a railway, etc.; a stringpiece.
  10. 10. One of the knees which connect the transoms to the after timbers on the ship's quarter.
  11. 11. The lowest, or bottom, tier of casks.
  12. 12. One who sleeps; horizontal timber supporting a weight.

sleeper - examples of usage

  1. At four o'clock one morning a youth, who had been down to the sea to watch, came running into the village uttering loud cries which were like excited yells- a sound to rouse the deepest sleeper. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  2. " He is a good sleeper," was all he remarked. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. For years Dale had been a bad sleeper, but now he was a good sleeper; and Mavis traced this change directly to the calming effect of his religion. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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