Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A springer spaniel.
  • n. Western U.S. A cow about to give birth.
  • n. Architecture The bottom stone of an arch resting on the impost.
  • n. Architecture The point or place where the curve of an arch or vault begins.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person that springs.
  • n. Anything that springs.
  • n. A spring salmon.
  • n. A springer antelope.
  • n. A stone at the base of an arch (from which the arch springs).
  • n. A springing cow.
  • n. A springer spaniel.
  • n. A springbok.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, springs; specifically, one who rouses game.
  • n. A young plant.
  • n.
  • n. The impost, or point at which an arch rests upon its support, and from which it seems to spring.
  • n. The bottom stone of an arch, which lies on the impost. The skew back is one form of springer.
  • n. The rib of a groined vault, as being the solid abutment for each section of vaulting.
  • n. The grampus.
  • n. A variety of the field spaniel. See Spaniel.
  • n. A species of antelope; the springbok.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which springs, in any sense.
  • n. A youth; a lad.
  • n. In architecture:
  • n. The impost or place where the vertical support to an arch terminates, and the curve of the arch begins.
  • n. The lower voussoir or bottom stone of an arch, which lies immediately upon the impost.
  • n. The bottom stone of the coping of a gable.
  • n. The rib of a groined roof or vault. See cross-springer.
  • n. A dog of a class of spaniels resembling the cocker, used, in sporting, to spring or flush game. See spaniel.
  • n. The springbok.
  • n. A grampus.
  • n. In old music, a grace or embellishment, consisting of an after-note one degree above the principal note: as

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large spaniel with wavy silky coat usually black or liver and white
  • n. the lowest stone in an arch -- from which it springs
  • n. a cow about to give birth

Etymologies

spring +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

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