1. [syn: doughnut, donut, sinker]
2. a weight that sinks (as to hold nets or fishing lines under water);
3. a pitch that curves downward rapidly as it approaches the plate;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sinker \Sink"er\, n.
One who, or that which, sinks. Specifically:
(a) A weight on something, as on a fish line, to sink it.
(b) In knitting machines, one of the thin plates, blades, or
other devices, that depress the loops upon or between the
Dividing sinker, in knitting machines, a sinker between two
jack sinkers and acting alternately with them.
Jack sinker. See under Jack, n.
(a) In knitting machines, a bar to which one set of the
sinkers is attached.
(b) In deep well boring, a heavy bar forming a connection
between the lifting rope and the boring tools, above the
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a small ring-shaped friedcake [syn: doughnut, donut,
2: a weight that sinks (as to hold nets or fishing lines under
3: a pitch that curves downward rapidly as it approaches the
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
69 Moby Thesaurus words for "sinker":
Brussels biscuit, Melba toast, apple fritter, beignet,
beignet aux pommes, biscuit, bismarck, bob, bowl, cast,
change of pace, change-up, chuck, chunk, cracker, cruller, curve,
doughnut, downcurve, fastball, fastnacht, fling, flip,
forward pass, friedcake, fritter, graham cracker, hardtack, heave,
hurl, incurve, knuckleball, lateral, lateral pass, lead, lob,
olykoek, outcurve, pass, peg, pilot biscuit, pitch, plumb, plummet,
pretzel, put, raised doughnut, rusk, saltine, sandbag, screwball,
sea biscuit, serve, service, ship biscuit, shot-put, shy, slider,
sling, soda cracker, spitball, spitter, throw, toss, twister,
upcurve, wafer, weight, zwieback