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getter

[get-er] /ˈgɛt ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that gets.
2.
any substance introduced into a partial vacuum, as the interior of a vacuum tube or an incandescent lamp, to combine chemically with the residual gas in order to increase the vacuum.
3.
Chiefly Canadian. poisoned bait used to exterminate wolves, gophers, and other pests from farm areas.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see get, -er1
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  • The receivers include an evaporable barium getter that is used to monitor the vacuum in the receiver.
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  • The metal is a getter in vacuum tubes, to remove the last traces of oxygen.
British Dictionary definitions for getter

getter

/ˈɡɛtə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that gets
2.
a substance, usually a metal such as titanium, evaporated onto the walls of a vacuum tube, vessel, etc, to adsorb the residual gas and lower the pressure
verb
3.
(transitive) to remove (a gas) by the action of a getter
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go-getter


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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