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retriever

[ri-tree-ver] /rɪˈtri vər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that retrieves.
2.
one of any of several breeds of dogs having a coarse, thick, oily coat, trained to retrieve game.
3.
any dog trained to retrieve game.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; retrieve + -er1
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  • Throughout his life, he liked to walk with a stick in his mouth, true retriever-fashion.
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retriever

/rɪˈtriːvə/
noun
1.
one of a breed of large gun dogs that can be trained to retrieve game See golden retriever, Labrador retriever, Chesapeake Bay retriever, curly-coated retriever, flat-coated retriever
2.
any dog used to retrieve shot game
3.
a person or thing that retrieves
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Word Origin and History for retriever
n.

"dog used for retrieving game," late 15c., agent noun from retrieve.

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