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Meaning & Definition of Sleeper in English

English

Sleeper

/slipər/

noun

1. A rester who is sleeping

    synonym:
  • sleeper
  • ,
  • slumberer

2. 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

    synonym:
  • sleeper

3. An unexpected achiever of success

  • "The winner was a true sleeper--no one expected him to get it"
    synonym:
  • sleeper

4. One of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track

  • "The british call a railroad tie a sleeper"
    synonym:
  • tie
  • ,
  • railroad tie
  • ,
  • crosstie
  • ,
  • sleeper

5. A passenger car that has berths for sleeping

    synonym:
  • sleeping car
  • ,
  • sleeper
  • ,
  • wagon-lit

6. Pajamas with feet

  • Worn by children
    synonym:
  • sleeper

7. A piece of furniture that can be opened up into a bed

    synonym:
  • sleeper

8. Tropical fish that resembles a goby and rests quietly on the bottom in shallow water

    synonym:
  • sleeper
  • ,
  • sleeper goby

9. An unexpected hit

  • "That movie was the sleeper of the summer"
    synonym:
  • sleeper

Examples of using

I'm a late sleeper.