get·​ter | \ ˈge-tər How to pronounce getter (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web There will also be a people’s choice award for the top vote-getter in online public voting. Star Tribune, "Fun for Fido and the family," 5 Oct. 2020 Barrios was the leading vote getter in the March primary election and had broad support among local Democratic Party leaders. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Barrios suspends campaign for San Diego City Council," 28 Sep. 2020 There will also be a people's choice award for the top vote-getter in online public voting. Star Tribune, "Dress your pets! It's time for the Star Tribune Halloween Pet Costume Contest," 2 Oct. 2020 Emily also faces cultural differences, language barriers and co-workers who don't immediately take to her sunny, go-getter demeanor. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "Lily Collins compares 'Emily in Paris' to 'SATC,' talks engagement: 'I just kept shaking'," 2 Oct. 2020 Votes for Perilloux will not count, meaning the bigger vote-getter between Lewis and Millet will take the seat, said St. John Clerk of Court Eliana DeFrancesch. John Simerman,, "After conviction on sex counts, Jeff Perilloux resigns judgeship in St. John the Baptist Parish," 30 Sep. 2020 The top Democratic vote-getter is the Rev. Raphael Warnock, who’s also taking 19 percent of the vote. Jonathan Martin, New York Times, "Trump Faces Challenges Even in Red States, Poll Shows, as Women Favor Biden," 25 Sep. 2020 However, Anderson was the top vote-getter during the primary, earning 35.4 percent of the vote, followed by Vaus who captured 31 percent. Charles T. Clark, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Vaus and Anderson fight for political middle in San Diego County’s District 2 contest," 20 Sep. 2020 Conley was the top vote-getter in a three-way primarily race in the 7th Supreme Court District. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "A Kentucky Supreme Court candidate has been reprimanded for misconduct," 11 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of getter

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Getter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of getter

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

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