Sinker
Sinker Sink"er, n. One who, or that which, sinks. Specifically: (a) A weight on something, as on a fish line, to sink it. (b) In knitting machines, one of the thin plates, blades, or other devices, that depress the loops upon or between the needles. [1913 Webster]

{Dividing sinker}, in knitting machines, a sinker between two jack sinkers and acting alternately with them.

{Jack sinker}. See under {Jack}, n.

{Sinker bar}. (a) In knitting machines, a bar to which one set of the sinkers is attached. (b) In deep well boring, a heavy bar forming a connection between the lifting rope and the boring tools, above the jars. [1913 Webster]


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  • sinker — ► NOUN ▪ a weight used to sink a fishing line or sounding line …   English terms dictionary

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  • sinker — In naval mine warfare, a heavy weight to which a buoyant mine is moored. The sinker generally houses the mooring rope drum and depth setting mechanism and for mines laid by ships, it also serves as a launching trolley …   Military dictionary

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