spinner

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Etymology[edit]

spin +‎ -er.

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Noun[edit]

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.
  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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Pronunciation[edit]

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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.