sinker ball
noun see sinker

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sinker (baseball) — In baseball, a sinker is a type of fastball pitch which has significant downward movement. The sinker is known for inducing a lot of ground balls.cite web |title=In Search of the Sinker |work=The Hardball Times |author=John Walsh… …   Wikipedia

  • sinker — noun Date: 1632 1. one that sinks; specifically a weight for sinking a fishing line, seine, or sounding line 2. doughnut 3. a fastball that sinks as it reaches the plate called also sinker ball …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sinker — noun 1》 a weight used to sink a fishing line or sounding line. 2》 (also sinker ball) Baseball a pitch which drops markedly as it nears home plate …   English new terms dictionary

  • sinker — [siŋkər] n. 1. a person or thing that sinks 2. a lead weight used in fishing ☆ 3. Informal a doughnut ☆ 4. Baseball a pitched ball that drops downward sharply as it reaches home plate: sometimes called sinkerball [sing′kərbôl΄] …   English World dictionary

  • sinker — UK [ˈsɪŋkə(r)] / US [ˈsɪŋkər] noun [countable] Word forms sinker : singular sinker plural sinkers 1) a heavy object used in fishing to carry the line or the net to the bottom of the water See: hook I 2) in baseball, a ball that drops down as it… …   English dictionary

  • sinker — noun a) A weight used in fishing to cause the line or net to sink Hook the sinker onto this loop. b) Any of several high speed pitches that have a downward motion near the plate; a two seam fastball, a split finger fastball, or a …   Wiktionary

  • sinker — sinkerless, adj. /sing keuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that sinks. 2. a person employed in sinking, as one who sinks shafts. 3. a weight, as of lead, for sinking a fishing line or net below the surface of the water. 4. Slang. a doughnut or,… …   Universalium

  • sinker — sink|er [ sıŋkər ] noun count 1. ) a heavy object used in fishing to carry the LINE or the net to the bottom of the water => HOOK1 2. ) in baseball, a ball that drops down as it reaches the person who is BATTING …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sinker — sink•er [[t]ˈsɪŋ kər[/t]] n. 1) a person or thing that sinks 2) a weight, as of lead, for sinking a fishing line or net below the surface of the water 3) sts Slang. a doughnut 4) spo (in baseball) a pitched ball that curves downward sharply as it …   From formal English to slang

  • Jack sinker — Jack Jack (j[a^]k), n. [F. Jacques James, L. Jacobus, Gr. ?, Heb. Ya aq[=o]b Jacob; prop., seizing by the heel; hence, a supplanter. Cf. {Jacobite}, {Jockey}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John. [1913 Webster] You… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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