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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.

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

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.

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.
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
Translations

sinker

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

sinker

n (Fishing) → Senker m, → Senkgewicht nt ? hook N d
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A guy who keeps the ball down in the strike zone, a sinker ball pitcher, has a better chance in Fenway.
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If he has that sinker ball working, you don't want to be with two strikes against him, then you're more defensive than going up there swinging the bat and being an aggressive hitter.