Definition of Sinker

1. Noun. A small ring-shaped friedcake.

Exact synonyms: Donut, Doughnut
Generic synonyms: Friedcake
Specialized synonyms: Raised Doughnut



2. Noun. A weight that sinks (as to hold nets or fishing lines under water).
Generic synonyms: Weight
Derivative terms: Sink

3. Noun. A pitch that curves downward rapidly as it approaches the plate.
Generic synonyms: Delivery, Pitch

Definition of Sinker

1. n. One who, or that which, sinks.

Definition of Sinker

1. Noun. (fishing) A weight used in fishing to cause the line or net to sink ¹

2. Noun. (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 ¹

3. Noun. (construction) Sinker nail, used for framing in current construction. ¹

4. Noun. (slang) A doughnut; a biscuit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sinker

1. one that sinks [n -S] - See also: sinks

Medical Definition of Sinker

1. One who, or that which, sinks. Specifically: A weight on something, as on a fish line, to sink it. In knitting machines, one of the thin plates, blades, or other devices, that depress the loops upon or between the needles. Dividing sinker, in knitting machines, a sinker between two jack sinkers and acting alternately with them. Jack sinker. See Jack, Sinker bar. In knitting machines, a bar to which one set of the sinkers is attached. In deep well boring, a heavy bar forming a connection between the lifting rope and the boring tools, above the jars. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sinker

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sinker (current term)
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Literary usage of Sinker

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1. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"the brake, and a third on the grating outside to handle the sinker and instruments and to guide the wire as it passes overboard ; a machinist is at the ..."

2. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"I have suggested a form of sinker in which these objections are obviated, ... The sinker is of iron three inches in diameter at the bottom, five inches at ..."

3. Van Nostrand's Chemical Annual by John Charles Olsen, Alfred Melhado, T.R. LeCompte (1914)
"In this case we must employ a sinker in order to immerse the substance in water. If we know the weight of the sinker in air and its specific gravity, ..."

4. Van Nostrand's Chemical Annual by John Charles Olsen, Alfred Melhado, T.R. LeCompte, D. Van Nostrand Company (1914)
"In this case we must employ a sinker in order to immerse the substance in water. If we know the weight of the sinker in air and its specific gravity, ..."

5. Fishing in American Waters by Genio C. Scott (1869)
"It may do for river and freshwater fishings with a float, but for bottom fishing the hollow tracing sinker is vastly superior. ..."

6. Fishing in American Waters by Genio C. Scott (1869)
"It may do for river and freshwater fishings with a float, but for bottom fishing the hollow tracing sinker is vastly superior. ..."

7. Fishing in American Waters by Genio C. Scott (1875)
"It may do for river and freshwater fishings with a float, but for bottom fishing the hollow * tracing sinker is vastly superior. ..."

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