spinner

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English spynner; equivalent to spin +‎ -er.

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spinner (plural spinners)

 
A spinner (user interface element) displaying the chosen value of 4.
  1. Agent noun of spin; someone or something who spins.
  2. A conical cover at the center of some aircraft propellers.
  3. A device that is spun in games to choose a number or symbol.
    I got a four on the spinner and moved my counter forward four spaces on the board.
  4. (Australia, New Zealand) The coin thrower in a game of two-up.
  5. (slang, film) Primarily in the adult film industry, an actress or prostitute with a tiny frame, usually very thin and small-breasted.
  6. (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.
  7. (cricket) A spin bowler.
  8. (fishing) A type of lure consisting of wire, a rotating blade, a weighted body, and one or more hooks.
  9. An ornamental hubcap that spins independently of the wheel
  10. The European Nightjar, Camprimulgus europaeus.
  11. A spinneret.
  12. (archaic) A spider.
    • 1907, Barbara Baynton, Sally Krimmer; Alan Lawson, editors, Human Toll (Portable Australian Authors: Barbara Baynton), St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, published 1980, page 289:
      Should she kill this magnetic spider, and so end its baleful influence? Incentively the trees hissed 'Yes, yes.' Motioning for them to be silent, she steadily watched the insidious spinner, now as if divining her purpose, merely an indrawn inert black speck but acutely watching her.
  13. (Jamaican) A kind of dumpling, shaped by "spinning" it in the hands.
  14. (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.
  15. Short for fidget spinner.
  16. (pinball) A flat target mounted on an axis so that a ball passing through can make it spin around, usually awarding a certain number of points for every revolution it completes.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From spinnen (to spin) +‎ -er.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: spin‧ner

NounEdit

spinner m (plural spinners, diminutive spinnertje n)

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

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spinner

  1. present of spinne

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NounEdit

spinner m (plural spinners or spinner)

  1. fidget spinner

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spinner

  1. present tense of spinna.

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