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
5 : spin doctor
Recent Examples of spinner from the Web
Some schools have banned the spinners as a distraction or choking hazard.
Schools and individual teachers in Florida, Illinois, New York, Virginia and other states are banning them from classrooms, while others are taking the fidget spinners away from kids who seem too distracted by them — or are distracting others.
The Associated Press reports Toys R Us flew spinners in this month from China, rather than wait for them to be shipped by barge.
Below the dam: Cotter Trout Dock reports: Trout very good on pink, chartreuse and orange Power Worms, stick baits, inline spinners with gold blades and 3/8 -ounce or heavier Rooster Tails.
Heather Bennett, public relations officer for Round Lake Area Schools, said those schools that have run into situations involving fidget spinners deal with them on a case-by-case basis.
Cast upriver and draw small spinners and spoons across the bottom.
Yes, a fidget spinner, one of those trendy little (and low-key dangerous?
Fleye, a Kickstarter drone hopeful, looks like a salad spinner.
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First Known Use of spinner
SPINNER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spinner for English Language Learners
: 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
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