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spinner

[spin-er] /ˈspɪn ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that spins.
2.
Angling. a lure, as a spoon bait, that revolves in the water in trolling and casting.
3.
Also called spinner play. Football. a play in which the player carrying the ball twirls about, to deceive the other team as to where the player intends to hit the line.
4.
Aeronautics. a streamlined fairing over a propeller hub.
5.
British Informal. nightjar.
6.
Slang. a disc jockey.
Origin of spinner
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English spinnere. See spin, -er1
Related forms
underspinner, noun
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  • Because you can't make a spinner fly without a crank.
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British Dictionary definitions for spinner

spinner

/ˈspɪnə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that spins
2.
(informal) a spin doctor
3.
(cricket)
  1. a ball that is bowled with a spinning motion
  2. a bowler who specializes in bowling such balls
4.
a streamlined fairing that fits over and revolves with the hub of an aircraft propeller
5.
a fishing lure with a fin or wing that revolves when drawn through the water
6.
an angler's name for the mature adult form (imago) of various flies, especially the mayflies Compare dun2 (sense 3)
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Word Origin and History for spinner
n.

early 13c., "spider," agent noun from spin (v.). Meaning "person who spins textile thread" is from late 14c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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spinner in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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