blocker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blocker a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process
    • n blocker a football player whose responsibility is to block players attempting to stop an offensive play
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blocker One who blocks: used specifically in hat-making, shoemaking, book-binding, etc.
    • n blocker A blocking-tool or -machine.
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Usage

In literature:

What of Blocker Warton?
"The Works of Max Beerbohm" by Max Beerbohm
Returning from the herd shortly after his arrival, I recognized in our guest John Blocker, a prominent drover.
"The Outlet" by Andy Adams
My outfit acts as rear-guard to Blocker's herd.
"Wells Brothers" by Andy Adams
LIEUTENANTS: Nixon, J.P., Roper, B., Blocker, S.B.
"History of Kershaw's Brigade" by D. Augustus Dickert
Cease to be a chronic knocker, Cease to be a progress blocker.
"More Toasts"
Isaiah S. Blocker, first lieutenant, Atlanta, Ga. William D. Bly, first lieutenant, Leavenworth, Kans.
"History of the American Negro in the Great World War" by W. Allison Sweeney
You have tried to block me every way you could, and you're a regular little prize blocker.
"The Ghost Breaker" by Charles Goddard
They're frightfully superstitious, these back-blockers!
"The Shadow of a Man" by E. W. Hornung
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In news:

A Curious Case of ?-Blockers in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
We're here to assist, breaking down all the major brands of blockers, so you know which to slap on when you're heading to work and which are better for slathering on at the beach.
Up against three Blue Mountain Community College blockers, WWCC's Desiree Nielson (center) hits a kill home during their match at the Dietrich Dome.
Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib is rewriting the school record book in his final season, mainly because he has the luxury of throwing to a talented group of receivers and has the blockers up front to give him the time.
(AP) — Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib is rewriting the school record book in his final season, mainly because he has the luxury of throwing to a talented group of receivers and has the blockers up front to give him the time.
The Citizens' Voice File Coughlin tailback Mike Kaye follows his blockers through the Wyoming Area defense during the 1982 season opener.
SAN FRANCISCO — Don't get caught up in the MVP hype surrounding Matt Ryan or even Texans pass-blocker J.J.
Power back likely to be used more in passing game as receiver and blocker than in past.
Former Browns, Texans lead blocker says: 'They're going to have to jump me, man'.
Missouri outside hitter Regan Peltier, left, and middle blocker Whitney Little attempt to block the shot of LSU outside hitter Cati Leak.
Apopka running back Jevric Blocker has emerged this year as a Blue Darters leader.
Free State outside hitter Shelby Holmes, center, hits a shot past Bishop Miege blockers Elizabeth Okafor (12) and Sydney Buckley (7) during their volleyball match Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at FSHS.
Sophomore middle blocker becomes first Matador VB player in 5 years to reach All-American status.
Hester, 27, can help in short yardage situations, can get some inside yards and is a strong back-field blocker.
When the first whistle is blown, the blockers take off.
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In science:

We also show that if a subgraph is a blocker for all SSTs of diameter at most 4, then it must block all simple spanning subgraphs, and in particular, all SSTs.
Blockers for non-crossing spanning trees in complete geometric graphs
For convex geometric graphs, we obtain an even stronger result: being a blocker for all SSTs of diameter at most 3 is already sufficient for blocking all simple spanning subgraphs.
Blockers for non-crossing spanning trees in complete geometric graphs
We denote by B (F ) the collection of all smallest (i.e., having the smallest possible number of edges) subgraphs of G that block F , and call its elements blockers of F .
Blockers for non-crossing spanning trees in complete geometric graphs
Blockers for several families of subgraphs were studied in previous papers.
Blockers for non-crossing spanning trees in complete geometric graphs
For example, the set B(SP M ) of blockers for the family of all simple (i.e., non-crossing) perfect matchings in a complete convex geometric graph of even order was characterized in , and the family of corresponding co-blockers (i.e., B(B(SP M ))) was characterized in .
Blockers for non-crossing spanning trees in complete geometric graphs
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