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. 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
In all fairness ... my springer is not the water dog my yellow lab was.
If you're not hunting, the springer is equally happy taking part in any other activities you enjoy.
Among owners of springer spaniels the phenomenon is widely recognized; they call it "springer rage," only slightly tongue-in-cheek.
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.
"I've got a case of "springer" fever on a nice day like today," Joe Hymer, a state Fish and
"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.
Photo By mutt hyper active too - beagle, blue healer and English springer spaniel
This was Sage (11 month, half lab half springer) and my first duck hunt.
But I have to say, my springer runs circles around labs at the end of a long day of grouse hunting.
Chico, an English springer spaniel, worked hard in the high wet CRP grass to flush 4 pheasants for father and son on a cold windy grey late December day in North Central Ohio.