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spin·ner

 (spĭn′ər)
n.
1. One that spins: a spinner of flax; a spinner of tall tales.
2. A fishing lure that rotates rapidly.
3. A fairing fitted over the hub of the propeller in some aircraft.
4. Games A device consisting of a dial and an arrow that is spun to indicate the next move in some board games.
5. A device for cleaning lettuce and other vegetables, consisting of a perforated bowl or container that can be spun to drive off rinse water.

spinner

(ˈspɪnə)
n
1. a person or thing that spins
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) informal a spin doctor
3. (Cricket) cricket
a. a ball that is bowled with a spinning motion
b. a bowler who specializes in bowling such balls
4. (Aeronautics) a streamlined fairing that fits over and revolves with the hub of an aircraft propeller
5. (Angling) a fishing lure with a fin or wing that revolves when drawn through the water
6. (Angling) an angler's name for the mature adult form (imago) of various flies, esp the mayflies. Compare dun23

spin•ner

(ˈspɪn ər)

n.
1. one that spins.
2. a fishing lure, as a spoon bait, that revolves in the water in trolling and casting.
3. a streamlined fairing placed over the hub of an airplane propeller.
[1175–1225]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spinner - someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads)spinner - someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads)
maker, shaper - a person who makes things
2.spinner - board game equipment that consists of a dial and an arrow that is spun to determine the next move in the game
game equipment - equipment or apparatus used in playing a game
3.spinner - fisherman's lure; revolves when drawn through the water
fish lure, fisherman's lure - (angling) any bright artificial bait consisting of plastic or metal mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers
fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, tackle, rig - gear used in fishing
Translations
غَزّال، ماكِنَة غَزْل
-lenapřadlákspřádací stroj
spinder
fonógépfonómunkás
spunamaîur
priadkaspriadací stroj
eğiren kimsefırdöndü

spinner

[ˈspɪnəʳ] N
1. [of cloth] → hilandero/a m/f
2. (Cricket, Baseball) → el/la que da efecto a la pelota
3. (Fishing) → cebo m artificial de cuchara
4. (= spin-dryer) → secadora-centrifugadora f

spinner

[ˈspɪnər] n [thread] → fileur/euse m/f

spinner

n
(of cloth)Spinner(in) m(f)
(inf) = spin-drier
(Fishing) → Spinnköder m
(Cricket) Werfer, der den Bällen einen Drall gibt

spinner

[ˈspɪnəʳ] n (of thread, yarn) → tessitore/trice (Fishing) → cucchiaino (fam) (spin-dryer) → centrifuga

spin

(spin) present participle ˈspinning: past tense, past participle spun (span) verb
1. to (cause to) go round and round rapidly. She spun round in surprise; He spun the revolving door round and round.
2. to form threads from (wool, cotton etc) by drawing out and twisting. The old woman was spinning (wool) in the corner of the room.
noun
1. a whirling or turning motion. The patch of mud sent the car into a spin.
2. a ride, especially on wheels. After lunch we went for a spin in my new car.
ˈspinner noun
a person or thing that spins.
ˌspin-ˈdrier noun
a machine which dries clothes by spinning them round and round and forcing the water out of them.
spin out
to cause to last a long or longer time. He spun out his speech for an extra five minutes.
References in classic literature ?
I have often thought about the top and its spinner, as I have noted the absorbed faces of other people's pleasures in the streets,--two lovers passing along the crowded Strand with eyes only for each other; a student deep in his book in the corner of an omnibus; a young mother glowing over the child in her arms; the wild-eyed musician dreamily treading on everybody's toes, and begging nobody's pardon; the pretty little Gaiety Girl hurrying to rehearsal with no thought but of her own sweet self and whether there will be a letter from Harry at the stage- door,--yes, if we are alone in our griefs, we are no less alone in our pleasures.
Her mother wished her to learn music; and Catherine was sure she should like it, for she was very fond of tinkling the keys of the old forlorn spinner; so, at eight years old she began.
It seemed as if, first in her own fire within the house, and then in the fiery haze without, she tried to discover what kind of woof Old Time, that greatest and longest- established Spinner of all, would weave from the threads he had already spun into a woman.
(10) Cletho (the Spinner) is she who spins the thread of man's life; Lachesis (the Disposer of Lots) assigns to each man his destiny; Atropos (She who cannot be turned) is the `Fury with the abhorred shears.' (11) Many of the names which follow express various qualities or aspects of the sea: thus Galene is `Calm', Cymothoe is the `Wave-swift', Pherusa and Dynamene are `She who speeds (ships)' and `She who has power'.
Tom tried him off his own ground once or twice, but found he knew nothing beyond, and so let him have his head, and the rest of the road bowled easily away; for old Blow-hard (as the boys called him) was a dry old file, with much kindness and humour, and a capital spinner of a yarn when he had broken the neck of his day's work, and got plenty of ale under his belt.
When any large insect, as a grasshopper or wasp, is caught, the spider, by a dexterous movement, makes it revolve very rapidly, and at the same time emitting a band of threads from its spinners, soon envelops its prey in a case like the cocoon of a silkworm.
AS the latest craze for fidget spinners hits Teesside, schools are already banning them for being "unsafe" and a distraction in class.
Pierce designed the fidget spinner by himself using 3D modeling software and 3D printing machines to prototype.
Today, he is India's best spinner. The best part about him is the discipline he possesses.
Spinner had a lengthy career at the Inter-American Development Bank and served as its General Counsel from 2000 until his retirement in 2011.
While anglers have their favourite spinners for this, there is a new kid on the block.
Former India stumper and ex-national selection committee chairman Kiran More believes that if the country team has to be a dominant in the world of cricket, it will have to produce some quality spinners.