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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.
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.
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.
When disturbed, it acts differently according to circumstances: if there is a thicket below, it suddenly falls down; and I have distinctly seen the thread from the spinners lengthened by the animal while yet stationary, as preparatory to its fall.
In an exclusive interview with Gulf News, Alam spoke in depth not only about Pakistan's match-winning leg spinner Yasir Shah and his breed around the world.
Spinner had a lengthy career at the Inter-American Development Bank and served as its General Counsel from 2000 until his retirement in 2011.
If they can have a good right-arm spinner, why we can't.
With a sophisticated solid black exterior highlighted by a thin pop of color for easy identification at baggage claim, the eBags Hybrid Spinner Lite collection is both stylish and functional.
Him being a leg-spinner as opposed to a finger spinner gave him a slight advantage," Marsh was quoted as saying by UK daily The Independent.
KARACHI -- Enjoying the services of quality spinners in their line-up Pakistan is firm favourites to reach the semi-final of ICC World Twenty20, former Pakistan skipper and ace Test batsman Muhammad Yousuf said on Saturday.
On what Kerrigan will offer England in contrast to their No1 spinner Graeme Swann, Moores added: "He's a left-arm spinner not an off-spinner, so it goes away from the right-hand batsman so that's different in its own right.
The front spinner was ruined, turns were cancelled, Saturday's duty section had to work overtime to rectify the damage, and night check was awarded hours of overtime writing statements.