Definition of spinner in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspɪnə/


1A person occupied in making thread by spinning.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with spinner

beginner, Berliner, Corinna, dinner, grinner, inner, Jinnah, sinner, skinner, thinner, winner

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