Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 06/18/17 Sinker

Sinker (noun)
sinker [sing-ker]

1. a person or thing that sinks.
2. a person employed in sinking, as one who sinks shafts.
3. a weight, as of lead, for sinking a fishing line or net below the surface of the water.
4. 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.

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Origin: 1520-30; 1920-25 for def 4; 1925-30 for def 5; sink + -er

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