American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that sinks, as a weight used for sinking fishing lines or nets.
- n. Slang A doughnut.
- n. Baseball A sinkerball.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which sinks or causes to sink. Particularly A weight attached to a fishing-line to make it sink in the water. In bottom- or bait-fishing, sinkers of various sizes and shapes are used, the weight being proportioned to the tide or current. Split shot, closed on the line, are very commonly used as sinkers.
- n. In knitting-machines, stocking-frames, etc., one of several flat pieces of metal attached to the jacks, and also to the sinker-bar, and serving to form loops in the thread between the needles. See jack, 11 , sinker-bar, and knitting-machine.
- n. A cesspool.
- n. A hollow sinker containing shot, that may be adjusted to any required weight.
- n. A sinker with spiral rings, which can be put on and taken off the line without disturbing the hook or bait.
- n. Same as dead-head, 4.
- n. A heavy dumpling or doughnut; a dough-sinker; a dough-boy.
- n. A (silver) dollar.
- n. See the extract.
- n. fishing A weight used in fishing to cause the line or net to sink
- n. 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
- n. construction Sinker nail, used for framing in current construction.
- n. slang A doughnut; a biscuit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A weight on something, as on a fish line, to sink it.
- n. In knitting machines, one of the thin plates, blades, or other devices, that depress the loops upon or between the needles.
- n. a weight that sinks (as to hold nets or fishing lines under water)
- n. a small ring-shaped friedcake
- n. a pitch that curves downward rapidly as it approaches the plate
- to sink + -er. (Wiktionary)
“Five inch Zoom Curlytail worms Texas Rigged without a sinker is another good rig.”
“A big factor in Wang using the sinker is the work first-base coach Tony Pena has done with catcher Jorge Posada, whose improved ability to block balls give Wang more confidence to keep the sinker down, even if it bounces.”
“If a sinker is a doughnut ... and trolling is writing an inflammatory post ... hmmmm.”
“His stamina should be better and his sinker is awesome.”
“Any amount of lead a hunter or fisherman puts into the environment through a bullet or sinker is miniscule compared to just one plant putting toxins like lead and mercury into our ecosystem.”
“When you're drift fishing in rocky or zebra mussel – infested waters, a no-snag sinker is essential tackle for bouncing your bait off the bottom.”
“When his sinker is on, it's tough to get consecutive hits against (Webb)," Roberts said.”
“When his sinker is on, it's a big wall out there.”
“The fastball was a hard, sinking fastball—presumably a two-seam fastball in the modern vernacular—which was sometimes described as a sinker.”
“He's as intense as they come and his big-breaking, late-breaking hard sinker is so much like Brown's stuff, the newcomer's savvy figured to rub off.”
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