Definition of spinner in English:



  • 1A person occupied in making thread by spinning.

    • ‘A reader asks if they link us with the days of the hand-loom weaver and the home spinner?’
    • ‘Demonstrations taking place include basket makers, corn dollies, stick making, coracle maker, greenwood workers, blacksmith, spoon carver, spinners and weavers.’
    • ‘Rural spinners could not compete with cheap, factory-spun thread, and country weavers could rarely survive far from eastern supplies of yarn and the industry's principal markets.’
    • ‘Mary Daly is a spinner and weaver, a performer, a wicked player throwing her life into the creation of new time.’
    • ‘People kept asking Qadir why he was not helping his country produce a spinner like him.’
    • ‘Working with the talented hand spinners and weavers of Bangladesh was necessary to develop the collection.’
    • ‘Now we have an alternate livelihood programme that has started targeting the weavers and spinners in Srinagar.’
    • ‘He spun his stick around in his fingers like a spinner would with thread.’
    • ‘Calling all Bolton ex-mill workers, carders, spinners, winders and weavers… someone wants to hear your story.’
    • ‘The difference in the weight of the whorl, the degree of teasing and the skill of the spinner dictated the quality of the thread.’
    • ‘In a cool back room, spinners and weavers worked on wool that brings farmers a few pence a kilo, and £200 sweaters that take a month to make.’
    • ‘She claimed to be Clotho, the spinner of the thread of life!’
    • ‘The fortunes of the traditional coir yarn spinners, mat weavers and carpet-makers have been on the downtrend.’
    • ‘Set for a launch on Saturday, one of the Exhibition's objectives is to provide sustained employment to the weavers and spinners.’
    • ‘When they talk about the spinner more than his product, it is plainly time for him to go.’
    • ‘Millions of khadi spinners and weavers are under the vast network of institutions, which constitute the KVIC umbrella.’
    • ‘The couple met while working at Bairstow's Mill, Sutton, where Ernest was an apprentice engineer and Gwen a spinner.’
    • ‘He inspired Indians to burn imported British fabrics and return to the traditional textiles woven in villages, and he helped retrain local spinners, weavers, and carders.’
    • ‘The profit from the exhibition will be utilised for promoting schemes beneficial to weavers and spinners, said P. Ajayakumar, project officer, State Khadi Board.’
    • ‘The spinner and weaver from Mayo, has the intense gaze of people marveling at the ease with which she spins her varied materials.’
  • 2Cricket
    A bowler who is expert in spinning the ball.

    • ‘Left-arm wrist spinner Adams pulled a muscle between his groin and hip and will be out of action for at least 10 days.’
    • ‘Michael Vaughan had been doing a splendid job as a spinner, luring Ganguly down the pitch, beating him, only to see Foster fluff the take.’
    • ‘‘Reverse swing is key for us because the pitches last time we toured were produced for spinners,’ he said.’
    • ‘Little known spinner Collins Obuya took five wickets as Kenya pulled off one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history here yesterday when they beat 1996 champions Sri Lanka by 53 runs.’
    • ‘When he drove through the offside, it was as vigorously as anyone had in this match, but it was the way he cut and pulled that rendered the spinners ineffective.’
    1. 2.1 A spun ball.
      • ‘Singh actually took more wickets with his deliveries that did not spin, than he did with his spinners.’
      • ‘Phil Jaques peppered the boundary for Yorkshire striking 72 off 40 balls but Lancashire's spinners proved hard to get away.’
      • ‘Even with two fielders protecting the area, he was willing to rock back and cut the spinners so late that he could place the ball safely out of harm's way.’
      • ‘On very oily lanes, a spinner will spin too much and not break early enough to be effective.’
      • ‘‘There are times when sometimes I am forced to bowl the spinners when I probably wouldn't want to because we are so far behind,’ he said.’
  • 3Fishing
    A lure designed to revolve when pulled through the water.

    • ‘He used a Stanley spinnerbait, according to a release from the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, in six feet of water.’
    • ‘Although not often recognized as ‘big bass’ lures, spinnerbaits have accounted over the years for many double-digit largemouths.’
    • ‘Either way, the one-handed rod was the common denominator for chunking topwater plugs, spinnerbaits and subsurface lures amid the sloughs and backwaters.’
    • ‘That and the trailing grub help to hold the spinnerbait higher in the water column.’
    • ‘‘Fish shallow areas near deeper water,’ Crafts said, ‘and throw something that makes a lot of noise: buzzbaits, spinnerbaits, topwaters.’’
    1. 3.1 A type of fishing fly, used chiefly for trout.
      • ‘Flies, spinners and plugs, in fact all types of lures including plastic worms, also live and dead bait all catch these fish.’
      • ‘Idly I reeled the little spinner through the blue-green water.’
      • ‘Laurits saw a fish move in the river just under the water and directed Fleming where he should cast his spinner.’
      • ‘The river is generally slow and sluggish, the only reasonable chance of success being with a spinner to give the lure some life.’
      • ‘We flyfished and waded, jigged lures and threw spinners.’
  • 4A metal fairing that is attached to and revolves with the propeller boss of an aircraft in order to streamline it.

    • ‘Naturally, we get a purple jumbo jet with 84-inch spinner rims.’
    • ‘Congratulations to the Stewarts on a fine restoration and the addition of the prop spinners - they look great and are efficient.’
    • ‘Check the spinner mount screws to see if they're loose or if cracks are radiating from the holes.’
    • ‘The oil coolers were immediately behind the spinners.’
    • ‘Now registered R260Y / Race 52, there had not been time to finish a spinner for the propeller hub.’
    • ‘One fairly consistent rule, however, is to focus your eyes on a point far down the runway, say 15 to 30 degrees to the left or right of the spinner.’
    • ‘With all the anti-ice and de-ice equipment on, we still had a slight layer of ice on the leading edges and propeller spinner.’
    • ‘The craft had a new spinner and the rear fuselage was now built up and a new windshield and canopy were added.’
    • ‘The propeller spinners used by UAL were large hemispherical domes (not pointed) with a black porous coating of rubber.’
    • ‘The plane was painted an overall yellow with a red spinner.’
    • ‘In an attempt to overcome cooling problems, Steve completely removed the spinner for the 1939 event, allowing air to ram straight into the radiator.’
    • ‘Also, large four-blade paddle-style propellers had been added along with a set of spinners that had been made for the prototypes and early production aircraft.’
    • ‘Oddly, there was a lack of a streamlining spinner over the blunt propeller hub.’
    • ‘A new and much improved cowling was built for the Menasco while a hand-formed aluminum spinner was added over the propeller hub.’
    • ‘We never could find a workable substitute for attaching the spinners, however.’
    • ‘Holes had been patched, the outer wing panels and horizontal tail replaced with new P - 38F spares, and new props and spinners installed.’
    • ‘The GPS led me by the spinner toward the intercept, cued the turn onto the approach path and guided me as surely as a localizer toward the airport.’