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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
More than 14,000 hooks and sinkers, 10,000 bait bags and over 35,000 pieces of general rubbish have been correctly disposed of in 'Reel It In' bins.
The world's largest product range from Saxonia, one of the world leaders and the specialist for accessories for the warp knitting industry, includes needles, guide needles, sinkers and blocks for all warp knitting applications.
That's when heavier sinkers and heftier rods are needed to launch rigs and hold stationary in sometimes rough surf and longshore current.
I make my own 1/2- to 1-ounce pencil sinkers, with a swivel on one end and an eye at the other end.
Rarely would one think about the people catching fish with hooks, lines and sinkers by the seashore.
The use of lead hunting ammunition and lead fishing sinkers continues to put both humans and wildlife at risk of lead poisoning ("Swan that was shot being treated at Tufts veterinary hospital,'' Telegram & Gazette, Feb.
I now have a wallet of Airflo tips ranging in length from five to 15 feet and in sinking rates from floating to hover and intermediate, and then slow sinkers, fast sinkers, superfast sinkers and extrasuperfast sinkers.