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springer

[spring-er] /ˈsprɪŋ ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that springs.
2.
Architecture. the first voussoir above the impost of an arch.
Origin of springer
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see spring, -er1
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  • "Royal support, Phil," he observed, as springer trotted happily toward the bench.

  • "We did stand by him after that, 'cause we had to," answered springer.

    George at the Fort Harry Castlemon
  • Eliot has been forced to take you up as a makeshift since losing springer, but you'll be used only in the minor games.

  • springer gave the necessary order in Spanish, and it was sullenly obeyed.

    George at the Fort Harry Castlemon
  • Even the disconsolate springer aroused himself enough to speak a word of praise.

British Dictionary definitions for springer

springer

/ˈsprɪŋə/
noun
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)
  1. the first and lowest stone of an arch
  2. the impost of an arch
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Word Origin and History for springer
n.

type of spaniel, 1808, agent noun from spring (v.).

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