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  Definition of sleeper
  1. an unexpected hit; "that movie was the sleeper of the summer"
  2. tropical fish that resembles a goby and rests quietly on the bottom in shallow water
  3. a piece of furniture that can be opened up into a bed
  4. a passenger car that has berths for sleeping
  5. one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
  6. a rester who is sleeping
  7. an unexpected achiever of success; "the winner was a true sleeper--no one expected him to get it"
  8. 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
Similar Words: sleeper goby, sleeping car, wagon-lit, tie, railroad tie, crosstie, slumberer

 

Hyponyms: dreamer, Rip van Winkle, sleeping beauty, sleepwalker, somnambulist, noctambulist, snorer, somniloquist

 

Part Meronyms: railroad track, railroad, railway

 

Member Meronyms: Eleotridae, family Eleotridae, sleeper nest

 

Derivational Morphology: sleep, kip, slumber, log Z's, catch some Z's

 

Anagrams: speller

 

 
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