finisher finisher  /ˈfɪ nɪ ʃər/


  1. (n) (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
  2. (n) a racing driver who finishes a race
  3. (n) a painter who applies a finishing coat
  4. (n) a worker who performs the last step in a manufacturing process
  5. (n) a race car that finishes a race
  6. (n) an animal that wins in a contest of speed


  1. Along with Australia's Peter Norman, the second-place finisher, they mounted the victory pedestal to receive their medals.
  2. In this month's presidential race, attempts by third-place finisher Kalla to court an Islamic vote backfired.
  3. The judges will have the power to spare one bottom-finisher form going home per season.


  1. Replay: Transition 101 Clinic With Andy Potts

    Get T1 and T2 advice from the former Olympian, 70.3 world champion and top-10 Kona finisher this morning.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Triathlete / Inside Triathlon

  2. Idol chatter: Talking with James Durbin

    Fourth-place finisher two years ago on former winners and what Idol meant to him.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

  3. Justin Gabriel Needs to Win More WWE Matches so We Can See More of His Finisher

    Justin Gabriel's best asset is his spectacular finisher, but as he's currently one of WWE 's bottom-feeders, seeing him finish off an opponent with the 450 Splash is rare. Gabriel's trademark move begins with him standing on the top turnbuckle and then flipping forward for one-and-a-half rotations, spinning and cutting through the air like some human spacecraft. It's a move that helped Gabriel ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "I am not surprised because he is a player who has good timing with his runs and he is a clinical finisher," Wenger said on Sky Sports News. "I always believed that he will be a fantastic player. I know he can score goals. For me, the most...
    on Sep 11, 2008 By: Arsene Wenger Source: SkySports

  2. "The great thing about Morgy is he is a finisher but he does it in an aggressive manner as well, and that puts opposition captains under pressure," Strauss said of his Middlesex colleague.
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Andrew Strauss Source: AFP

  3. "It was really close and I can't really understand why I was slow on the finish part," Cuche said. "Normally, I'm a good finisher. But when I saw the crowd really quiet down here, I knew that was not like I wanted. I'm going to enjoy the...
    on Feb 15, 2010 By: Didier Cuche Source: ESPN

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