spinner

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Etymology[edit]

spin +‎ -er.

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spinner ‎(plural spinners)

  1. Agent noun of spin; someone or something who spins.
  2. A conical cover at the center of some aircraft propellers.
  3. (obsolete) The coin thrower in a game of two-up.
  4. (slang, film) Used primarily in the adult film industry, an actress or prostitute with a tiny frame, usually very thin and small-breasted.
  5. (computing, graphical user interface) An input control for entering a number, with accompanying arrowed buttons that increase or decrease the value.
    • 1997, Lynn Marie Bacon, Getting started with Microsoft PowerPoint 7.0 for Windows 95 (page 51)
      Select the number of copies you would like to print using the Number of copies spinner.
  6. (cricket) A spin bowler.
  7. (fishing) A type of lure consisting of wire, a rotating blade, a weighted body, and one or more hooks.
  8. An ornamental hubcap that spins independently of the wheel
  9. A goatsucker.
  10. A spinneret.
  11. (Jamaica) A kind of dumpling, shaped by "spinning" it in the hands.
  12. (politics, slang) A spin doctor.
    • 2011, Larry the Cat, The Larry Diaries: Downing Street - The First 100 Days (page 15)
      He's been telling his army of spinners, and DC and Boy George too, that Radio 4 is for the chattering classes, and only people like Cameron and Miliband tune in to watch Paxo on Newsnight last thing at night.

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  • Hyphenation: spin‧ner

Etymology[edit]

From spinnen ‎(to spin) +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

spinner m ‎(plural spinners, diminutive spinnertje n)

  1. a spinner: someone who makes yarn from loose fibers.

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Verb[edit]

spinner

  1. present tense of spinna.