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1. One that sinks, as a weight used for sinking fishing lines or nets.
2. Slang A doughnut.
3. Baseball A sinkerball.
1. a person or thing that sinks.
2. a weight, as of lead, for sinking a fishing line or net below the surface of the water.
3. Slang. a doughnut.
4. (in baseball) a pitched ball that curves downward sharply as it reaches the plate.
In naval mine warfare, a heavy weight to which a buoyant mine is moored. The sinker generally houses the mooring rope drum and depth-setting mechanism and for mines laid by ships, it also serves as a launching trolley.
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|Noun||1.||sinker - a small ring-shaped friedcake |
friedcake - small cake in the form of a ring or twist or ball or strip fried in deep fat
raised doughnut - a doughnut made light with yeast rather than baking powder
|2.||sinker - a weight that sinks (as to hold nets or fishing lines under water)|
weight - an artifact that is heavy
|3.||sinker - a pitch that curves downward rapidly as it approaches the plate|