spin·​ner | \ ˈspi-nər How to pronounce spinner (audio) \

Definition of spinner

1 : one that spins
2 : a fisherman's lure consisting of a spoon, blade, or set of wings that revolves when drawn through the water
3 : a conical sheet metal fairing that is attached to an airplane propeller boss and revolves with it
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

Examples of spinner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The second, less-explicit section of the song detours into pop, with a sashaying melody that is as carefree as a roller rink spinner. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 29 July 2022 This set comes with four tubes, a glitter tube, a fidget tube, a reverse hourglass and a gravity spinner, but Hand2Mind also has tubes that focus on color-mixing or look like a cute cloud, among others. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, 20 July 2022 In Long Beach, there are regular sightings of spinner sharks feeding on bait fish offshore, said the lifeguard chief, Paul Gillespie. New York Times, 2 July 2022 There’s an intentional broadness to Zellweger’s performance, a larger-than-life lie-spinner who at times almost seems aware of the fourth wall. Pat Martin, Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2022 The spinner is also waterproof, setup takes all of one minute with a simple hose attachment, and it's recommended for kids ages 6 and up. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 13 June 2022 The film follows the leg spinner who started playing for the Rajasthan Royals Indian Premier League cricket team at the age of 41. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 7 Mar. 2022 Each bag is made from a strong, scratch-resistant polypropylene shell, and features multi-directional spinner wheels and a TSA lock. John Thompson, Men's Health, 11 July 2022 Be sure to dry your greens well in the spinner or with clean kitchen towels to avoid watering down your salad. Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of spinner

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Aug 2022

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“Spinner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spinner. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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