get·​ter ˈge-tər How to pronounce getter (audio)
: one that gets
: a substance introduced into a vacuum tube or electric lamp to remove traces of gas

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For the first time, McCarthy surpasses Jeffries as top vote-getter — 1:55 p.m. Amanda Kaufman,, 7 Jan. 2023 Hill was pleased to see Tagovailoa get voted as a team captain for the first time and do it as the top vote-getter. David Furones, Sun Sentinel, 5 Sep. 2022 In the District 1 race, Carolina Chavez, an economic development director, rose as the top vote-getter with 34 percent. San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 July 2022 Once again, Democrat Hakeem Jeffries was the top vote getter with 212, triggering loud applause from fellow Democrats when the vote total was read. Amanda Kaufman,, 7 Jan. 2023 Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries remained the top vote getter, with the support of 212 Democratic colleagues. David Jackson, USA TODAY, 4 Jan. 2023 Trump was the top vote getter at 47%, followed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at 33%. Leada Gore |, al, 15 Nov. 2022 It was revealed Tuesday that Joseph, a 2-star recruit out of Illinois and third-round draft pick by the Detroit Lions, was the NFC’s leading vote-getter among free safeties for the NFL Pro Bowl. Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel, 21 Dec. 2022 Taylor was a go-getter, determined to finish school, save enough money to buy a house and open up a business with her brother. Melissa Chan, NBC News, 27 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of getter was in the 14th century

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“Getter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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