Definition of Spinner

1. Noun. Someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads).

Exact synonyms: Spinster, Thread Maker
Generic synonyms: Maker, Shaper
Derivative terms: Spin

2. Noun. Board game equipment that consists of a dial and an arrow that is spun to determine the next move in the game.
Generic synonyms: Game Equipment
Derivative terms: Spin

3. Noun. Fisherman's lure; revolves when drawn through the water.
Generic synonyms: Fish Lure, Fisherman's Lure
Group relationships: Fishing Gear, Fishing Rig, Fishing Tackle, Rig, Tackle
Derivative terms: Spin

Definition of Spinner

1. n. One who, or that which, spins one skilled in spinning; a spinning machine.

Definition of Spinner

1. Noun. Agent noun of spin; someone or something who spins. ¹

2. Noun. A conical cover at the center of some aircraft propellers. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) The coin thrower in a game of two-up. ¹

4. Noun. (cricket) a spin bowler. ¹

5. Noun. (fishing) a type of lure consisting of wire, a rotating blade, a weighted body, and one or more hooks. ¹

6. Noun. (slang cinema) Used primarily in the adult film industry, an actress or prostitute with a tiny frame, usually very thin and small-breasted. ¹

7. Noun. (computing graphical user interface) An input control for entering a number, with accompanying arrowed buttons that increase or decrease the value. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spinner

1. one that spins [n -S] - See also: spins

Medical Definition of Spinner

1. 1. One who, or that which, spins one skilled in spinning; a spinning machine. 2. A spider. "Long-legged spinners." 3. A goatsucker; so called from the peculiar noise it makes when darting through the air. 4. A spinneret. Ring spinner, a machine for spinning, in which the twist, given to the yarn by a revolving bobbin, is regulated by the drag of a small metal loop which slides around a ring encircling the bobbin, instead of by a throstle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spinner

spininesses
spinipetal
spink
spinks
spinless
spinlike
spinmaster
spinmasters
spinmeister
spinmeisters
spinnability
spinnable
spinnaker
spinnakers
spinner dolphin
spinner dolphins
spinneret
spinnerets
spinnerette
spinnerettes
spinneries
spinners
spinnerule
spinnerules
spinnery
spinnet
spinnets
spinney

Literary usage of Spinner

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1. United States Paper Money: A Reference List of Paper Money, Including by George Herbert Blake (1908)
"spinner Gilt letters and figures on back (lilt figures and letters on back ... Signatures written by Colby and spinner 98 50 Cents Vignette, Justice, ..."

2. Folklore by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1900)
"There was a spinner of Cairo, and a spinner of Syria, who sent a letter to the ... They lighted on the house (of the spinner of Cairo) to eat together, ..."

3. Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes (1896)
"33-43 inclusive are imitations of the so-called Red spinner, and are one and ... The term Red spinner includes a considerable number of the Ephemeridae in ..."

4. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain), Parish Register Society (Great Britain) (1900)
"There was a spinner of Cairo, and a spinner of Syria, who sent a letter to the ... They lighted on the house (of the spinner of Cairo) to eat together, ..."

5. Transactions by National Association of Cotton Manufacturers, New England Cotton Manufacturers' Association, Institution of Public Health Engineers (Great Britain) (1890)
"Even the Hindoo spinner, at five cents a day, would make the labor cost thirty times ... One spinner, tending a thousand spindles a day, does the work of a ..."

6. Descriptions of Occupations by United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Employment Service (1918)
"Description: The cap frame spinner tends the operation of the cap spinning frame. ... Description: The mule spinner converts the drawing into yarn. ..."

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