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Meaning of SINKER

Pronunciation:  'singkur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a pitch that curves downward rapidly as it approaches the plate
  2. [n]  a weight that sinks (as to hold nets or fishing lines under water)
  3. [n]  a small ring-shaped friedcake

SINKER is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: donut, doughnut
 See Also: delivery, friedcake, pitch, raised doughnut, weight



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sink"er\, n.
One who, or that which, sinks. Specifically:
(a) A weight on something, as on a fish line, to sink it.
(b) In knitting machines, one of the thin plates, blades, or
    other devices, that depress the loops upon or between the

{Dividing sinker}, in knitting machines, a sinker between two
   jack sinkers and acting alternately with them.

{Jack sinker}. See under {Jack}, n.

{Sinker bar}.
(a) In knitting machines, a bar to which one set of the
    sinkers is attached.
(b) In deep well boring, a heavy bar forming a connection
    between the lifting rope and the boring tools, above the