Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of sinker.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I may wind up mining my berm on my range someday for lead I shot into it years previous, but fishin sinkers and wheelweights make good Minie Balls.

    Lead Ammuntion in the news again

  • The boy hefts sinkers from the coffee cans arranged on the floor, fingers the packs of Eagle Claw hooks on the pegboard, stares at the shiny packs of Line Buster prepared baits: Bloody Cheese, Slimy Shrimp, and Oily Shad.

    American Scene: Catfish Central

  • Jimmie Higgins turned into "Tom's Buffeteria", and greeted the proprietor, and seated himself on a stool in front of the counter, and called for coffee, and helped himself to "sinkers" -- which might have been called "life-preservers", they were blown so full of air.

    Jimmie Higgins

  • Timlin is best known for having one of baseball's hardest-to-hit sinkers, which is why Red Sox manager Terry Francona didn't panic when Foulke struggled after coming off the disabled list last month.

    USATODAY.com - Red Sox's Timlin better with age

  • We were going to buy "sinkers," which was used car terminology for the considerable number of automobiles that are pulled from the waterways of Louisiana, Mississippi and even extreme southeast Texas following accidents or storms.

    By Somebody Else

  • I keep my "sinkers" in one box and my "floaters" in another and don't mind when a floater becomes a sinker, because I've seen fish caught on just about everything.

    Don't Get Mad, Get Fish

  • "Bring your things over here," he said; and the other fetched his cup and saucer and plate, and gulped the rest of his "sinkers" under the Candidate's eyes.

    Jimmie Higgins

  • It was a long way to his home, so he would step round the corner and have a cup of coffee and a couple of "sinkers" at "Tom's".

    Jimmie Higgins

  • She is charged with the care and use of cereal foodstuffs all the way from corn on the cob to flap-jacks and "sinkers," and the cooking outfit and kitchen fire.

    Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts

  • Had the Bowery "sinkers" not got into his eyes, he might have noticed among the late revellers, a man who spoke to no one but took his place nearby at the bar.

    The Exploits of Elaine

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