Definition of spinner in English:

spinner

Line breaks: spin|ner
Pronunciation: /ˈspɪnə
 
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noun

  • 1A person occupied in making thread by spinning.
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    • She claimed to be Clotho, the spinner of the thread of life!
    • He spun his stick around in his fingers like a spinner would with thread.
    • Demonstrations taking place include basket makers, corn dollies, stick making, coracle maker, greenwood workers, blacksmith, spoon carver, spinners and weavers.
  • 2 Cricket A bowler who is expert in spinning the ball.
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    • When he drove through the offside, it was as vigorously as anyone had in this match, but it was the way he cut and pulled that rendered the spinners ineffective.
    • Michael Vaughan had been doing a splendid job as a spinner, luring Ganguly down the pitch, beating him, only to see Foster fluff the take.
    • Left-arm wrist spinner Adams pulled a muscle between his groin and hip and will be out of action for at least 10 days.
  • 2.1A spun ball.
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    • On very oily lanes, a spinner will spin too much and not break early enough to be effective.
    • Phil Jaques peppered the boundary for Yorkshire striking 72 off 40 balls but Lancashire's spinners proved hard to get away.
    • Singh actually took more wickets with his deliveries that did not spin, than he did with his spinners.
  • 3 (also spinnerbait) Fishing A lure designed to revolve when pulled through the water.
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    • Although not often recognized as ‘big bass’ lures, spinnerbaits have accounted over the years for many double-digit largemouths.
    • That and the trailing grub help to hold the spinnerbait higher in the water column.
    • Either way, the one-handed rod was the common denominator for chunking topwater plugs, spinnerbaits and subsurface lures amid the sloughs and backwaters.
  • 3.1A type of fishing fly, used chiefly for trout.
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    • We flyfished and waded, jigged lures and threw spinners.
    • Idly I reeled the little spinner through the blue-green water.
    • Flies, spinners and plugs, in fact all types of lures including plastic worms, also live and dead bait all catch these fish.
  • 4A metal fairing that is attached to and revolves with the propeller boss of an aircraft in order to streamline it.
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    • Oddly, there was a lack of a streamlining spinner over the blunt propeller hub.
    • The propeller spinners used by UAL were large hemispherical domes (not pointed) with a black porous coating of rubber.
    • Now registered R260Y / Race 52, there had not been time to finish a spinner for the propeller hub.

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