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Curveball vs. Sinker

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Curveballnoun

(baseball) A forespin pitch thrown by rotating the index and middle fingers down and resulting in motion down "curve"

‘He bit on a curveball in the dirt.’;

Sinkernoun

One who sinks something.

Curveballnoun

(by extension) An unexpected turn of events initiated by an opponent or chance.

‘Life has thrown him a few curveballs.’;

Sinkernoun

(fishing) A weight used in fishing to cause the line or net to sink.

‘Hook the sinker onto this loop.’;

Curveballverb

(baseball) To throw a curveball.

Sinkernoun

(baseball) Any of several high speed pitches that have a downward motion near the plate; a two-seam fastball, a split-finger fastball, or a forkball.

‘His sinkers drew one ground ball after another.’;

Curveball

In baseball and softball, the curveball is a type of pitch thrown with a characteristic grip and hand movement that imparts forward spin to the ball, causing it to dive as it approaches the plate. Varieties of curveball include the 12–6 curveball, power curveball, and the knuckle curve.

Sinkernoun

(construction) Sinker nail, used for framing in current construction.

Sinkernoun

(slang) A doughnut; a biscuit.

Sinkernoun

In knitting machines, one of the thin plates, blades, or other devices, that depress the loops upon or between the needles.

Sinkernoun

One who, or that which, sinks.

Sinkernoun

a small ring-shaped friedcake

Sinkernoun

a weight that sinks (as to hold nets or fishing lines under water)

Sinkernoun

a pitch that curves downward rapidly as it approaches the plate

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