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sink·er

 (sĭng′kər)
n.
1. One that sinks, as a weight used for sinking fishing lines or nets.
2. Slang A doughnut.
3. Baseball A sinkerball.
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sinker

(ˈsɪŋkə)
n
1. (Angling) a weight attached to a fishing line, net, etc, to cause it to sink in water
2. (Civil Engineering) a person who sinks shafts, etc
3. (Cookery) US an informal word for doughnut
4. hook, line, and sinker See hook18
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sink•er

(ˈsɪŋ kər)

n.
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.
[1520–30]
sink′er•less, adj.
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sinker

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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sinker - a small ring-shaped friedcakesinker - 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
pitch, delivery - (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
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Translations

sinker

[ˈsɪŋkəʳ] N
1. (Fishing) (= lead) → plomo m
2. (US) (= doughnut) → donut m
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sinker

n (Fishing) → Senker m, → Senkgewicht nt ? hook N d
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References in classic literature ?
One packed rush was made to the side, and every eye counted every ripple, as moment followed moment, and no sign of either the sinker or the diver could be seen.
I speak of the longboat, of our thirst and hunger, and of the third officer, the fair lad with cheeks virgin of the razor, and that he it was who used it as a sinker when we strove to catch fish.
She began to haul in, hand under hand, rapidly and deftly, the boy encouraging her, until hooks, sinker, and a big gasping rockcod tumbled into the bottom of the boat.
For the drawer was filled with a heterogeneous mess of dynamite sticks, boxes of fulminating caps, coils of fuses, lead sinkers, iron tools, and many boxes of rifle, revolver and pistol cartridges.
Then the caplin moved off and five minutes later there was no sound except the splash of the sinkers overside, the flapping of the cod, and the whack of the muckles as the men stunned them.
I asked the magazine's editor, Daniel Sinker, about his operating definition of the term as he took a break from moving offices to a new space three times as large: that is, with room for three human beings at once, rather than just one at a time.
The red-faced hitman fell hook, line and sinker for a rare dose of irony from his fellow players.
The sinker allows us to eliminate grinding the cylindrical bolts, and to process the heads on the hex bolts, which saves time.
Exeron CNC Die Sinker EDM machines, featured in company literature, come standard with advanced features.
Dozens of volunteers have helped NWF's Northeastern Field Office set up sinker exchange sites at more than 40 tackle shops, marinas, state parks and fishing events in the two states and distributed education materials and free steel sinkers to anglers.
The power sinker is a great low-pitching option for anyone who can master it.
''You get me hook, line and sinker. You get the whole thing and anything that I do in my life I am totally committed to it, 100 percent.''