• WordNet 3.6
    • n spinner fisherman's lure; revolves when drawn through the water
    • n spinner board game equipment that consists of a dial and an arrow that is spun to determine the next move in the game
    • n spinner someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spinner (Zoöl) A goatsucker; -- so called from the peculiar noise it makes when darting through the air.
    • Spinner A spider. "Long-legged spinners ."
    • Spinner (Zoöl) A spinneret.
    • Spinner One who, or that which, spins one skilled in spinning; a spinning machine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spinner One who or that which spins, in any sense; one skilled in spinning. A workman who gives shape to vessels of thin metal by means of a turning-lathe. See spin, v. t., 8.
    • n spinner A spider; especially, a spinning-spider.
    • n spinner See the quotation.
    • n spinner A spinneret.
    • n spinner The night-jar or night-churr, Caprimulgus europæus: from its cries, which may be likened to the noise of a spinning-wheel. See cut under night-jar. Also wheel-bird. Compare reeler in like use for another bird.
    • n spinner A kind of boat.
    • n spinner A quality of leaf suitable for roll tobacco. See spinning-leaf tobacco.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Spinner one who spins:
    • ns Spinner (Shak.) a spider: a spinneret
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In literature:

Occasionally spinners were dishonest, and spun short measure, and associations were formed for punishing the offence.
"Fragments of Two Centuries" by Alfred Kingston
Now look at this spinner closely.
"The Children's Book of Celebrated Pictures" by Lorinda Munson Bryant
"Notes and Queries, Number 79, May 3, 1851" by Various
It was plain that the death of the spinner alone could prevent the completion of the web.
"My Sword's My Fortune" by Herbert Hayens
Ay, I'm the successful spinner, and I paid for my success.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
Seems to me he looks on us like he does the spools on the spinners.
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond
Spinner, Francis E., 218.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
It is said that these children made remarkable good spinners.
"Practical Education, Volume I" by Maria Edgeworth
The industry had expanded, and the occasional chance business had been replaced by a more regular and closer connection with the spinners.
"Bremen Cotton Exchange" by Andreas Wilhelm Cramer
The helpless spinner could not stop!
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various

In poetry:

Soft souls she binds in tender twist,
Small flies in spinner's web;
She sets afloat some luring streams,
But makes them soon to ebb.
"Love's Servile Lot" by Robert Southwell
Peace, this hid riot, Change,
This revel of quick-cued mumming,
This never truly being,
This evermore becoming,
This spinner's wheel onfleeing
Outside perception's range.
""According to the Mighty Working"" by Thomas Hardy
As the spinners to the end
Downward go and reascend,
Gleam the long threads in the sun;
While within this brain of mine
Cobwebs brighter and more fine
By the busy wheel are spun.
"The Ropewalk. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Its prickly knobs the dews of morn
Doth bead with dressing rich to see,
When threads doth hang from thorn to thorn
Like the small spinner's tapestry;
And from the flowers a sultry smell
Comes that agrees with summer well.
"Spear Thistle" by John Clare

In news:

0Junior Tommie Spinner is averaging over 17 points a game, along with 6 rebounds and 3 steals, helping to lead the Black Knights to a 8-0 record in conference play.
Cantina Feliz's Tim Spinner competes in Master Holiday Chef Challenge.
Serving Montgomery County, PA. Tim Spinner , chef at Cantina Feliz in Fort Washington is one of 14 chefs from across the country competing to create consumer's holiday meals.
Fishing for steelhead with spoons and spinners is exciting but often ignored by anglers.
This is one of the most popular spinners for steelhead fishing in Idaho's Salmon River.
The spinners range in price from $4 to $6, depending on the size, and are available at local fishing shops.
Courtesy Photo The Spinners , an R&B/soul group from Detroit, will perform in front of University of Michigan-Flint Pavilion on August 17 as part of the Music In The Parks Concert series.
FLINT, MI — It's been about 20 years since The Spinners played Flint.
Diane Von Furstenberg DVF Expandable Spinner .
The worst TV spinner , ever.
Music PUJOL Debuts 'Providence' via Spinner .
The Black Keys' Patrick Carney talks life on the road with Spinner .
Q Spinners and went back to the stream the next day.
Spinner.com has put together a list of 20 songs that artists originally wrote for someone else, but ended up keeping for THEMSELVES, for one reason or another.
The Plate Spinner Chronicles †Contemplating Christmas Greetings.

In science:

Latch spinners on the local CPU board have the preference.
Exploring Oracle RDBMS latches using Solaris DTrace
Ge incident beam monochromator, sample spinner and a scintillation detector.
Bayesian inference of nanoparticle-broadened x-ray line profiles
Use in Industry of Elasticity Measurements in Metals with the help of Mechanical Vibrations, Her Majesty’s Stationary Office, London. 19 Spinner, S., 1954.
Limits to Poisson's ratio in isotropic materials - general result for arbitrary deformation