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

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As a newbie spinner, there are enough questions to struggle with. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "Which Philly-area spin studio classes are worth the hype and heavy price tag?," 29 May 2018 Playing in Afghanistan’s adopted home — India — will pose a stern challenge to the Ireland batsmen, with the wickets likely to suit the Afghan spinners. Rizwan Ali, The Seattle Times, "Afghanistan set to “host” 1st home test in India vs Ireland," 19 Feb. 2019 Pull off damaged leaves, wash and dry the whole twig in a salad spinner and/or between towels, and then dry the whole sprig in the dehydrator. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Growing and drying herbs in summer is a great way to benefit your culinary world," 8 June 2018 From a fidget spinner bubble bar to a bath bomb rumored to be inspired by Ariana Grande, Lush Cosmetics has long been known as the leading purveyor of bath and body must-haves that are both innovative and totally fun. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "Lush’s Bubble Brush Bars Will Turn Your Tub into a Personal Playground," 25 Aug. 2018 Instructors play upbeat music and tell spinners when to ramp up and slow down their pedaling. USA TODAY, "The biggest exercise fad the year you were born," 12 July 2018 Investment banks may need to look for new money-spinners. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, "Investment Banks’ Secret Cash Cow," 23 Nov. 2018 Turning the wheel felt nearly frictionless, sort of like someone dropped a fidget spinner into the steering column. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Variable-compression engine meets crossover: Infiniti QX50 review," 8 Nov. 2018 The frameless Aeronaut 45 feels featherlight compared to a spinner. Seamus Bellamy/connor Whooley, USA TODAY, "The best luggage of 2018," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of spinner

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners 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

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