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1 sleeper

A rester who is sleeping.

synonym: slumberer.

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more

Dutch: slaper

2 sleeper

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.

3 sleeper

An unexpected achiever of success.

4 sleeper

One of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track:
— The British call a railroad tie a sleeper.

synonyms: crosstie, railroad tie, tie.

Dutch: biel, dwarsligger, spoorbalk, spoorbiels
Polish: podkład, podkład kolejowy

5 sleeper

A passenger car that has berths for sleeping.

synonyms: sleeping car, wagon-lit.

Roget 272: vehicle, conveyance, carriage, caravan, van; common carrier; wagon, waggon, wain, dray, cart, lorry.    truck, tram; ... show more

Dutch: slaapwagen
Polish: sleeping, kuszetka, wagon sypialny, sliping

6 sleeper

Pajamas with feet; worn by children.

7 sleeper

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

8 sleeper

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

synonym: sleeper goby.

9 sleeper

An unexpected hit.

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