Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

spring +‎ -er

Examples

  • In all fairness ... my springer is not the water dog my yellow lab was.

    What is your favorite hunting dog breed and why

  • In all fairness ... my springer is not the water dog my yellow lab was.

    What is your favorite hunting dog breed and why

  • If you're not hunting, the springer is equally happy taking part in any other activities you enjoy.

    Dogs for Ducks

  • Among owners of springer spaniels the phenomenon is widely recognized; they call it "springer rage," only slightly tongue-in-cheek.

    The Truth About Dogs

  • Among owners of springer spaniels the phenomenon is widely recognized; they call it "springer rage," only slightly tongue-in-cheek.

    The Truth About Dogs

  • If you're not hunting, the springer is equally happy taking part in any other activities you enjoy.

    Dogs for Ducks

  • My springer is becoming solid in the field (obaying all wistle, voice, hand commands retrieving all off quartering (and turning on the whistle, voice, hand, etc.) and just learned bending.

    Does Your Pup Have What It Takes?

  • My springer is becoming solid in the field (obaying all wistle, voice, hand commands retrieving all off quartering (and turning on the whistle, voice, hand, etc.) and just learned bending.

    Does Your Pup Have What It Takes?

  • "I've got a case of "springer" fever on a nice day like today," Joe Hymer, a state Fish and

    The Seattle Times

  • "springer," for I went northwards with a desire to catch one that had taken the form of a longing, a yearning for many successive seasons.

    Lines in Pleasant Places Being the Aftermath of an Old Angler

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