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wooden spoonist

slang The person or team that finishes last in a competition. So-named because the imaginary prize for a last-place finish is a wooden spoon. Primarily heard in UK. Of course Roy was the wooden-spoonist in today's race—I didn't know a person could run so slow!
See also: wooden
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Silksworth Rangers, who next season will be renamed Silksworth CW, are the wooden spoonists and Easington Colliery are second from bottom.
Leicestershire, last season's the wooden spoonists, got their new campaign off to a winning start with a 29-15 victory over East Midlands at Long Buckby.
While the wooden spoonists were going down to the worst defeat of their inaugural season Wigan were completing their remarkable turnaround in fortunes with a 38-16 victory over second-placed Hull.
Bensham Jockey B look set to be the wooden spoonists ( with only one game left they are two points and five frames behind Shakespeare.
The Toulouse hero acknowledged that his team will go into the fray today as clear-cut favourites against the wooden spoonists from last season - and that is what has made him so nervous.
Unity's despair was Smethwick's joy, as the last-day washout meant they were unable to be caught by the wooden spoonists.
Jarrow St Bedes were also in the championship frame before ending third while Washington Dunlop are the wooden spoonists with just one point after having nine deducted for infringements.