from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that sinks, as a weight used for sinking fishing lines or nets.
- n. Slang A doughnut.
- n. Baseball A sinkerball.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A weight used in fishing to cause the line or net to sink
- n. Any of several high speed pitches that have a downward motion near the plate; a two-seam fastball, a split-finger fastball, or a forkball
- n. Sinker nail, used for framing in current construction.
- n. A doughnut; a biscuit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A weight on something, as on a fish line, to sink it.
- n. In knitting machines, one of the thin plates, blades, or other devices, that depress the loops upon or between the needles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which sinks or causes to sink. Particularly
- n. In knitting-machines, stocking-frames, etc., one of several flat pieces of metal attached to the jacks, and also to the sinker-bar, and serving to form loops in the thread between the needles. See jack, 11 , sinker-bar, and knitting-machine.
- n. A cesspool.
- n. A hollow sinker containing shot, that may be adjusted to any required weight.
- n. A sinker with spiral rings, which can be put on and taken off the line without disturbing the hook or bait.
- n. Same as dead-head, 4.
- n. A heavy dumpling or doughnut; a dough-sinker; a dough-boy.
- n. A (silver) dollar.
- n. See the extract.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a weight that sinks (as to hold nets or fishing lines under water)
- n. a small ring-shaped friedcake
- n. a pitch that curves downward rapidly as it approaches the plate
to sink + -er. (Wiktionary)