Definition of getter
1 : one that gets
2 : a substance introduced into a vacuum tube or electric lamp to remove traces of gas
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Edward D. Mullins, the president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, said the indictment of Sergeant Barry was politically motivated, a vote-getter in a borough where distrust of the police is high.
Mike Trout was the leading vote-getter in the early balloting in the American League announced Wednesday.
As a result, Barnett remained on the April 4 ballot and wound up the leading vote-getter in a crowded field of eight candidates vying for four seats.
But the early spike in Asian turnout could be somewhat misleading: Gomez was the top vote-getter in the primary.
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Definition of getter for English Language Learners
: someone or something that receives, gets, or is given something
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