Dictionary.com

spinner

[ spin-er ]
/ ˈspɪn ər /
Save This Word!

noun
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.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of spinner

First recorded in 1175–1225, spinner is from the Middle English word spinnere.See spin, -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM spinner

un·der·spin·ner, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use spinner in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for spinner

spinner
/ (ˈspɪnə) /

noun
a person or thing that spins
informal a spin doctor
cricket
  1. a ball that is bowled with a spinning motion
  2. a bowler who specializes in bowling such balls
a streamlined fairing that fits over and revolves with the hub of an aircraft propeller
a fishing lure with a fin or wing that revolves when drawn through the water
an angler's name for the mature adult form (imago) of various flies, especially the mayfliesCompare dun 2 (def. 3)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK