Definition of sinkerballer in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsiNGkərˌbôlər/ /ˈsɪŋkərˌbɔlər/


  • A pitcher who primarily throws pitches that drop markedly as they near home plate.

    ‘the sinkerballer threw four scoreless innings’
    • ‘He's a sinkerballer who can also strike people out.’
    • ‘The sinkerballer also induced eight groundballs to only four flyballs.’
    • ‘Once again, the sinkerballer was doomed by one problematic inning.’
    • ‘Francis and Garland are both sinkerballers who throw a big curveball.’
    • ‘Sinkerballers live dangerously because the ball is constantly in play.’