Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

fidget spinner

A small propeller-shaped toy designed to be spun atop one's fingertip. Ostensibly a device to help people with attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder increase their focus, the fidget spinner became popular with schoolchildren and those who use it to try to ease anxiety or restlessness. Ever since I got my son a fidget spinner, he's had an easier time paying attention in class, but the school is considering banning them as a distraction.
See also: fidget, spinner


A lucrative business or product. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. That mobile dating app has proved to be a real money-spinner for the developer—it's making them more money than anything else they've launched before.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.


n. a bullet. Harry the Horse’s shot sent a spinner into Lefty’s gut.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
Other schools across Teesside, including Rye Hills School, in Redcar, have also banned spinners citing similar concerns.
So again I'd stress that if we have about 10 genuine quick bowlers and some quality spinners, this would help us a lot in future," added More.
"Jigs and tubes generally fish below the bass, and while suspending jerkbaits can work well, a small spinner tempts fish in the toughest of conditions.
"People talk about him developing and changing pace and that takes time, we know that with spinners.
SOME fly-fishers have been known to look down their noses at anglers who fish with spinners and worms.
"Playing three spinners in the one-dayers is certainly an option for us.
We were close to playing two spinners. We wanted to do that here and had a huge discussion about it.
Panesar's performance at Headingley, where England took an unassailable 2-0 lead against Pakistan, prompted the usually understated coach Duncan Fletcher to describe him as the "best finger spinner in world cricket" but Northamptonshire spinner Panesar insists he still has a long way to go.
Spinner, through Hermes, creates plenty of drama and action in these stories, and a reader can imagine storytellers throughout the centuries holding their audiences enthralled as they tell of the strengths and foibles of the Greek gods and goddesses.
INDIA spinner Harbhajan Singh expects Sri Lanka to knock Australia out of the World Cup in the first semi-
The same is true of salad spinners. Your demonstrator should explain what comprises a quality salad spinner.
On one such occasion on northern Michigan's Boardman River, the idea for my spinner cripple pattern was hatched.
Another spinner Mohammad Nabi went wicket-less but created pressure with tight bowling However Afghanistan didn't use much another leg-spinner Qais Ahmed, considered as next big thing of Afghanistan.
Summary: Melbourne [Australia], June 5 (ANI): After bundling out Afghanistan in their debut World Cup clash, Australia will stick to the same playing XI for their next against West Indies, despite coach Justin Langer suggesting that there is temptation to play spinner Nathan Lyon.