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 for Sinker
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sinker \Sink"er\, n.
     One who, or that which, sinks. Specifically:
     (a) A weight on something, as on a fish line, to sink it.
     (b) In knitting machines, one of the thin plates, blades, or
         other devices, that depress the loops upon or between the
         needles.
         [1913 Webster]
  
     Dividing sinker, in knitting machines, a sinker between two
        jack sinkers and acting alternately with them.
  
     Jack sinker. See under Jack, n.
  
     Sinker bar.
     (a) In knitting machines, a bar to which one set of the
         sinkers is attached.
     (b) In deep well boring, a heavy bar forming a connection
         between the lifting rope and the boring tools, above the
         jars.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sinker
      n 1: a small ring-shaped friedcake [syn: doughnut, donut,
           sinker]
      2: a weight that sinks (as to hold nets or fishing lines under
         water)
      3: a pitch that curves downward rapidly as it approaches the
         plate

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  69 Moby Thesaurus words for "sinker":
     Brussels biscuit, Melba toast, apple fritter, beignet,
     beignet aux pommes, biscuit, bismarck, bob, bowl, cast,
     change of pace, change-up, chuck, chunk, cracker, cruller, curve,
     doughnut, downcurve, fastball, fastnacht, fling, flip,
     forward pass, friedcake, fritter, graham cracker, hardtack, heave,
     hurl, incurve, knuckleball, lateral, lateral pass, lead, lob,
     olykoek, outcurve, pass, peg, pilot biscuit, pitch, plumb, plummet,
     pretzel, put, raised doughnut, rusk, saltine, sandbag, screwball,
     sea biscuit, serve, service, ship biscuit, shot-put, shy, slider,
     sling, soda cracker, spitball, spitter, throw, toss, twister,
     upcurve, wafer, weight, zwieback
  
  

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