noun Date: 13th century 1. one that spins 2. a fisherman's lure consisting of a spoon, blade, or set of wings that revolves when drawn through the water 3. a conical sheet metal fairing that is attached to an airplane propeller boss and revolves with it 4. a movable arrow that is spun on its dial to indicate the number or kind of moves a player may make in a board game 5. spin doctor

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