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
Indiana's law changed in 2006 to allow not just sparklers and ground spinners but also roman candles and aerial fireworks.
The other tribe uses marshmallows, corn, spinner baits, fish eggs and worms to catch their prey.
Preparation To maintain the freshness, wash a big batch and dry completely in a salad spinner, getting the last droplets of moisture off by rolling in a towel.
According to W.A.T.C.H., the threat lies in the dismantling of the fidget spinner.
Later, the Typhoon (a rainbow-style spinner) will replace the boat.
The three big trends of 2017: fidget spinners, male rompers and brands pulling their ads from undesirable content.
Anglers have had success using worms and spinners at the marina inlet.
For people with autism, there will be noise-canceling headphones and fidget spinners that keep autistic children's hands busy.
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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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