Sinker meaning

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One that sinks, as a weight used for sinking fishing lines or nets.
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(slang) A doughnut.
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(baseball) A sinkerball.
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A person or thing that sinks.
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A lead weight used in fishing.
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(informal) A doughnut.
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(baseball) A pitched ball that drops downward sharply as it reaches home plate.
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(fishing) A weight used in fishing to cause the line or net to sink.

Hook the sinker onto this loop.

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(baseball) Any of several high speed pitches that have a downward motion near the plate; a two-seam fastball, a split-finger fastball, or a forkball.

His sinkers drew one ground ball after another.

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(construction) Sinker nail, used for framing in current construction.
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(slang) A doughnut; a biscuit.
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In knitting machines, one of the thin plates, blades, or other devices, that depress the loops upon or between the needles.
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Origin of sinker

  • sink + -er.

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