teaser

[tee-zer]
noun
1.
a person or thing that teases.
2.
Theater. a drapery or flat piece across the top of the proscenium arch that masks the flies and that, together with the tormentors, forms a frame for the stage opening.
3.
Printing, Journalism, kicker ( def 9 ).
4.
an advertisement that lures customers or clients by offering a bonus, gift, or the like.
5.
Television Slang. tease ( def 5 ).

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English teser machine for teasing wool; see tease, -er1

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teaser (ˈtiːzə)
 
n
1.  a person who teases
2.  a preliminary advertisement in a campaign that attracts attention by making people curious to know what product is being advertised
3.  a difficult question
4.  vet science a vasectomized male animal, such as an ox, used to detect oestrus in females

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teaser definition

[ˈtizɚ]
  1. n.
    a (found) cigarette butt. : The hobo picked up the teaser from the street and put it in a little bag.
  2. n.
    a brief sample of something, such as a performance. : The teasers they showed before the film were the best part of the evening.
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Example sentences
Wall understands that cunning is necessary, too, when dealing with an obsessive
  teaser and connoisseur of farce.
They were the kind of teaser questions that melodramas-and long, involved
  primate sagas-end with.
And tempting those of us who are convinced with teaser headlines doesn't help
  either.
The video above is a teaser for the show, which has been in the works since
  late last year.
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