a person or thing that retrieves.
one of any of several breeds of dogs having a coarse, thick, oily coat, trained to retrieve game.
any dog trained to retrieve game.

1480–90; retrieve + -er1 Unabridged
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retriever (rɪˈtriːvə)
1.  golden retriever Labrador retriever Chesapeake Bay retriever curly-coated retriever See flat-coated retriever one of a breed of large gun dogs that can be trained to retrieve game
2.  any dog used to retrieve shot game
3.  a person or thing that retrieves

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Throughout his life, he liked to walk with a stick in his mouth, true retriever-fashion.
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