a person or thing that teases.
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.
Printing, Journalism, kicker ( def 9 ).
an advertisement that lures customers or clients by offering a bonus, gift, or the like.
Television Slang. tease ( def 5 ).

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

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teaser (ˈtiːzə)
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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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
The video above is a teaser for the show, which has been in the works since
  late last year.
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