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spinner

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noun spin·ner \ˈspi-nər\

Simple Definition of spinner

  • : someone or something that spins yarn or thread

  • : a small device that spins and that is used by fishermen to attract fish

  • cricket : a bowler who throws the ball so that it spins

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spinner

  1. 1 :  one that spins

  2. 2 :  a fisherman's lure consisting of a spoon, blade, or set of wings that revolves when drawn through the water

  3. 3 :  a conical sheet metal fairing that is attached to an airplane propeller boss and revolves with it

  4. 4 :  a movable arrow that is spun on its dial to indicate the number or kind of moves a player may make in a board game

  5. 5 :  spin doctor

13th Century

First Known Use of spinner

13th century


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