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SPINNER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spinner mean? 

SPINNER (noun)
  The noun SPINNER has 3 senses:

1. someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads)
2. board game equipment that consists of a dial and an arrow that is spun to determine the next move in the game
3. fisherman's lure; revolves when drawn through the water

  Familiarity information: SPINNER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPINNER (noun)


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Meaning:

Someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

spinner; thread maker; spinster

Hypernyms ("spinner" is a kind of...):

maker; shaper (a person who makes things)


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Meaning:

Board game equipment that consists of a dial and an arrow that is spun to determine the next move in the game

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("spinner" is a kind of...):

game equipment (equipment or apparatus used in playing a game)


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Meaning:

Fisherman's lure; revolves when drawn through the water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("spinner" is a kind of...):

fish lure; fisherman's lure ((angling) any bright artificial bait consisting of plastic or metal mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers)

Holonyms ("spinner" is a member of...):

fishing gear; fishing rig; fishing tackle; rig; tackle (gear used in fishing)


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