spinner play


a person or thing that spins.
Angling. a lure, as a spoon bait, that revolves in the water in trolling and casting.
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.
Aeronautics. a streamlined fairing over a propeller hub.
British Informal. nightjar.
Slang. a disc jockey.

1175–1225; Middle English spinnere. See spin, -er1

underspinner, noun
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spinner (ˈspɪnə)
1.  a person or thing that spins
2.  informal a spin doctor
3.  cricket
 a.  a ball that is bowled with a spinning motion
 b.  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.  Compare dun an angler's name for the mature adult form (imago) of various flies, especially the mayflies

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