Sinking Sink"ing, a. & n. from {Sink}. [1913 Webster]

{Sinking fund}. See under {Fund}.

{Sinking head} (Founding), a riser from which the mold is fed as the casting shrinks. See {Riser}, n., 4.

{Sinking pump}, a pump which can be lowered in a well or a mine shaft as the level of the water sinks. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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