a bank of excavated refuse or waste earth, as of shale from surface coal mining.
verb (used with object), spoiled or spoilt, spoiling. 1. to damage severely or harm (something), especially with reference to its excellence, value, usefulness, etc.: The water stain spoiled the painting. Drought spoiled the corn crop. 2. to diminish or impair the quality of; affect detrimentally: Bad weather spoiled their vacation. 3. to impair, damage, or […]
- Spoiled priest
noun 1. (Irish) a person who was a student for the priesthood but who has withdrawn or been dismissed
noun 1. a person or thing that spoils. 2. a person who robs or ravages; despoiler; plunderer. 3. Aeronautics. a device used to break up the airflow around an aerodynamic surface, as an aircraft wing, in order to slow the movement through the air or to decrease the lift on the surface and, as a […]
noun, U.S. Politics. 1. a third political party formed to draw votes away from one of the two major parties, thus spoiling its chance of winning an election.