Sink hole. (a) The opening to a sink drain. (b) A cesspool. (c) Same as Sink, n., 3.

(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.

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.

(Sink"ing), a. & n. from Sink.

Sinking fund. See under Fund.Sinking head(Founding), a riser from which the mold is fed as the casting shrinks. See Riser, n., 4.Sinking pump, a pump which can be lowered in a well or a mine shaft as the level of the water sinks.

(Sin"less) a. Free from sin. Piers Plowman.

1. To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship.

[The Athenians] fell upon the wings and sank a single ship.

2. Figuratively: To cause to decline; to depress; to degrade; hence, to ruin irretrievably; to destroy, as by drowping; as, to sink one's reputation.

I raise of sink, imprison or set free.

If I have a conscience, let it sink me.

Thy cruel and unnatural lust of power
Has sunk thy father more than all his years.

3. To make (a depression) by digging, delving, or cutting, etc.; as, to sink a pit or a well; to sink a die.

4. To bring low; to reduce in quantity; to waste.

You sunk the river repeated draughts.

5. To conseal and appropriate. [Slang]

If sent with ready money to buy anything, and you happen to be out of pocket, sink the money, and take up the goods on account.

6. To keep out of sight; to suppress; to ignore.

A courtly willingness to sink obnoxious truths.

7. To reduce or extinguish by payment; as, to sink the national debt.

(Sink), n.

1. A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes.

2. A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc., as in a kitchen.

3. A hole or low place in land or rock, where waters sink and are lost; — called also sink hole. [U. S.]

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