a person or thing that sinks
, as of lead, for sinking
a fishing line
or net below the surface of the water.
Slang. a doughnut or, sometimes, a biscuit or muffin.
5. Also called sinkerball. Baseball.
a pitched ball that curves downward sharply as it reaches the plate.
Origin: 1520–30; 1920–25 for def 4; 1925–30 for def 5; sink Related forms