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sinker

1. a weight attached to a fishing line, net, etc., to cause it to sink in water
2. a person who sinks shafts, etc.

sinker

[′siŋ·kər]
(mining engineering)
A person who sinks mine shafts and puts in framing.
A special movable pump used in shaft sinking.
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"The DIY ethic is a big part of what sets punk and the underground apart from the mainstream," Sinker comments.
Not every pitcher will be able to throw power sinkers, but many will be able to develop some quality with the pitch.
The pressure increment was continued under the isothermal condition until the descent of the sinker exhibited a dramatic change as a consequence of crystallization.
Caption: Clockwise from above: 5-ounce bank sinker; two pyramid sinkers; pompano dropper rig; two Sputniks.
Rear rods have a lighter sinker so baits trail behind the boat farther.
Mr Sinker said the pensioner had saved the money to pay for household bills and was worried he would not be able to make the payments.
The clay sinker is unable to float on its own because it has more mass, or is more dense, than the water.
The Birmingham Mint Ralph Heaton II was originally a die sinker in Bath Street, but when he saw four of the screw type minting presses for sale from the Soho Mint, he could not resist the challenge of becoming a coin manufacturer.
One local said of his lies: "He took everyone in hook, line and sinker."
In an addition to a fastball that is consistently 96-97 mph, Bummer throws a nasty sinker and hasn't allowed a home run this season.
A modified fishfinder with an 8- to 16-ounce sinker; weight depends on the current.
Tenders are invited for the marine institute requires 2 hdpe circular cages and sinker tubes for its marine research site at lehannagh pool.