noun re·triev·er \ri-ˈtrē-vər\

: a dog that is used for retrieving birds or animals that have been shot by a hunter

Full Definition of RETRIEVER

:  one that retrieves; especially :  a dog of any of several breeds having a heavy water-resistant coat and used especially for retrieving game

First Known Use of RETRIEVER

15th century
RETRIEVER Defined for Kids


noun re·triev·er \ri-ˈtrē-vər\

Definition of RETRIEVER for Kids

:  a dog that has a water-resistant coat and is skilled in retrieving game


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