AskDefine | Define sinker

Dictionary Definition



1 a small ring-shaped friedcake [syn: doughnut, donut]
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

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. In the context of "fishing": A weight used in fishing to cause the line or net to sink
    Hook the sinker onto this loop.
  2. Any of several high speed pitches that have a downward motion near the plate; a two-seam fastball, a split-finger fastball, or a forkball
    His sinkers drew one ground ball after another.''

Extensive Definition

Sinker may mean:
sinker in Japanese: シンカー

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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
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