[syn: curve, curve ball, breaking ball, bender]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bender \Bend"er\, n.
1. One who, or that which, bends.
2. An instrument used for bending.
3. A drunken spree. [Low, U. S.] --Bartlett.
4. A sixpence. [Slang, Eng.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a tool for bending; "he used pliers as a bender"
2: revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party [syn: carouse,
carousal, bender, toot, booze-up]
3: a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its
path curves as it approaches the batter [syn: curve, curve
ball, breaking ball, bender]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
37 Moby Thesaurus words for "bender":
bacchanal, bacchanalia, bacchanalian, bat, binge, booze, bout,
brannigan, bum, bust, carousal, carouse, celebration, compotation,
debauch, drinking bout, drunk, drunken carousal, escapade, fling,
guzzle, jag, lark, orgy, ploy, potation, pub-crawl, randan, randy,
revel, soak, spree, symposium, tear, toot, wassail, wingding