AskDefine | Define finisher

Dictionary Definition



1 (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game [syn: closer]
2 a painter who applies a finishing coat
3 a worker who performs the last step in a manufacturing process

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  1. A person who finishes or completes something
  2. A construction machine used to smooth a newly constructed road surface

Extensive Definition

Finisher 'noun' (Biology - Genome) In genome sequencing field, A Finisher is one who analyzes an electropherogram, a graphical representation of data received from a sequencing machine and yields one read, in comparison to the consensus, a sequence that has been generated from the alignment of multiple reads, presented by the computer programs Phred and Phrap, to determine if the consensus accurately reflects the nucleotide sequence; when the data is incomplete or inadequate, the finisher calls more reactions with appropriate chemistry in order to gather more data.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

KO, capstone, climax, clincher, conclusive argument, copestone, crown, crusher, cutter, death stroke, deathblow, end-all, ender, final stroke, final touch, finishing stroke, floorer, garmentmaker, garmentworker, kayo, kayo punch, knockdown argument, knockout, knockout blow, last dab, last stroke, last touch, needleworker, quietus, settler, sockdolager, stitcher, stopper
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