Meaning of sinker

sink•er

Pronunciation: (sing'kur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that sinks.
  2. a person employed in sinking, as one who sinks shafts.
  3. a weight, as of lead, for sinking a fishing line or net below the surface of the water.
  4. a doughnut or, sometimes, a biscuit or muffin.
  5. a pitched ball that curves downward sharply as it reaches the plate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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