get·ter | \ ˈge-tər \

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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The top vote-getter in the August primary likely will be elected to a four-year term in November since there is no Republican on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Candidates for Milwaukee County sheriff promise changes after David Clarke," 12 July 2018 Over-the-top dollar figures are often bandied about more as attention getters than as a bar for realistic value. Roger Vincent,, "Paul Allen puts a $150-million price on storied acreage in Beverly Crest," 11 July 2018 Altuve is the first player in franchise history to be Major League Baseball's leading vote-getter for the All-Star Game. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "Where Jose Altuve ranks among all-time Astros All-Star starters," 9 July 2018 If there is no NAFTA deal or if Canada’s economy is suffering from Trump’s policies, political parties are likely to capitalize on that — and sell themselves as the better deal-getters. Stephanie Carvin, Washington Post, "The U.S. isn’t being very neighborly. Here’s what it means for Canada’s foreign policy.," 1 July 2018 McMaster was the top vote-getter in a June 12 primary but failed to get the 50 percent needed to win the nomination outright. Meg Kinnard,, "Hours before election, Trump campaigns for South Carolina governor," 26 June 2018 The top vote-getter has to capture more than 50 percent of the votes on June 30 to win the race outright. Madeleine Rivera | Fox News, Fox News, "Nine candidates vying to replace GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold in Texas special election," 19 June 2018 Three up Freddie Freeman: Braves first baseman is leading vote-getter for All-Star Game and second in majors with .456 average with runners in scoring position. Paul Sullivan,, "To DH or not to DH? Baseball's never-ending debate starts anew," 16 June 2018 But if not, the lowest vote-getter is eliminated, with their votes reallocated until one contender gains a majority. John Whitesides, The Christian Science Monitor, "Pro-Trump challenger topples Rep. Mark Sanford in South Carolina primary," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of getter

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of getter

: someone or something that receives, gets, or is given something

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