wooden spoonist

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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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Regardless of the outcome of their final game at Easington Colliery this afternoon, Annfield Plain are the wooden-spoonists.
30pm THE TIGERS, already assured of their first play-off spot for seven years, welcome back Richard Owen to face the wooden-spoonists.
Nissan SSC Sunderland are the wooden-spoonists and, despite a good performance at Teesside Athletic, they lost their penultimate game.
Cross top-scored with 65 in Oxton's 168 (Andy Birley 4-41), then he claimed 5-21 to dismiss the wooden-spoonists for 109.
Scott Darroch gave the wooden-spoonists the lead on 20 minutes but then three goals in eight minutes by Mark Drinkwater (70min), Les Williams (75min) and Andy Lucas (78min) sentenced Lenny Derby's men to defeat.