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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For the sabzi: Pick the leaves, and combine in a ratio of 1:1:1:1 Rinse leaves and spin dry in an herb spinner. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Anya Fernald shares her signature recipes," 24 Aug. 2019 But lightning never strikes twice on the same carton of eggs, and not even a fidget spinner nor AirPods could get an egg to be the most popular post on the platform. Dami Lee, The Verge, "TikTok turns one: its first 12 months, as told through TikToks," 2 Aug. 2019 To wash the herbs, separate the sprigs and put them into a salad spinner. Martha Holmberg, The Denver Post, "How to push fresh herbs beyond the garnish: Use with abundance and abandon," 15 July 2019 Indeed, commercial revenue sales from Asian markets are known to be big money spinners for Europe's biggest clubs, so concluding a deal for Chen makes sense off the field financially, as well as on it. SI.com, "Exclusive: Premier League Quartet Interested in Chinese Goalkeeper After Toulon Scouting Mission," 24 June 2019 For years, Macau was a money spinner for global gambling companies. Jacky Wong, WSJ, "Melco’s Gamble Down Under Could Pay Off," 31 May 2019 The permissible items typically are ground fireworks, such as spinners that emit sparks but don't explode. Perry Vandell, azcentral, "Here's where you can use fireworks in Arizona," 27 June 2019 Berkley Gulp trout bait or live worms under a small bubble get them, as do wet flies and tiny spinners. Frank Sargeant, al.com, "Friday Fishing Report: Bass are biting at Lake Guntersville," 21 June 2019 How: Fly-fishing with dry flies and streamers, casting spoons and spinners, bait fishing. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "You know about perch, bass. But you also should try catching walleye, tiger trout. | Idaho Statesman," 19 Mar. 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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