spin|ner «SPIHN uhr», noun.
1. a person, animal, or thing that spins: »

Figurative. I am a spinner of long yarns (Hawthorne).

2. a revolving hook or lure, especially a spoon, used in trolling or casting.
3. a football maneuver or play in which the player receiving the ball from the center turns with his back to the line to fake or hand the ball to a teammate.
4. Aeronautics. the conical or parabolic sheet of metal attached to and revolving with the propeller hub to reduce drag or air resistance.
5. a cricket ball bowled with a spin: »

Greensmith…pitched his spinners to the right spot (London Times).

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