sinker

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noun sink·er \ˈsiŋ-kər\

Definition of sinker

  1. 1 :  one that sinks; specifically :  a weight for sinking a fishing line, seine, or sounding line

  2. 2 :  doughnut

  3. 3 :  a fastball that sinks as it reaches the plate —called also sinker ball

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SINKER Defined for English Language Learners

sinker

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Definition of sinker for English Language Learners

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

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

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