springer

[spring-er]
noun
1.
a person or thing that springs.
2.
Architecture. the first voussoir above the impost of an arch.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see spring, -er1

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springer (ˈsprɪŋə)
 
n
1.  short for springer spaniel
2.  Also called: springing cow a cow about to give birth
3.  a person or thing that springs
4.  architect
 a.  the first and lowest stone of an arch
 b.  the impost of an arch

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