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Definition of "spinner" [spin•ner]

  • One that spins: a spinner of flax; a spinner of tall tales. (noun)
  • A fishing lure that rotates rapidly. (noun)
  • A fairing fitted over the hub of the propeller in some aircraft. (noun)
  • Games A device consisting of a dial and an arrow that is spun to indicate the next move in some board games. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spinner" in a sentence
  • "Yes | No | Report from urban moore wrote 43 weeks 5 days ago best lure i have found over a spinner is a grub that fits the water color"
  • "A very excellent bass "spinner" is made by taking a fireman's shield, dyeing it red, tying it to a pair of boy's skates, attaching it to a mouse trap and dragging it through the water at a speed not exceeding twenty miles an hour."
  • "So I tell my clients to engage the reel while the spinner is still in the air and start cranking before it hits the water."