sinker

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

sink·er

noun \ˈsiŋ-kər\

: a weight used for holding a fishing line or net underwater

baseball : a fast pitch that drops lower as it reaches home plate

Full Definition of SINKER

1
:  one that sinks; specifically :  a weight for sinking a fishing line, seine, or sounding line
2
:  doughnut
3
:  a fastball that sinks as it reaches the plate —called also sinker ball

First Known Use of SINKER

1632

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