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

Examples of getter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Michael Kan, a three-year city resident, was the top vote-getter by a wide margin in the Ward 4 run-off election Tuesday (Sept. 14). Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 15 Sep. 2021 Michelle Wu, the top vote-getter in Tuesday's runoff, will face fellow city councilor Annissa Essaibi George in the November 2 mayoral election, CBS Boston station WBZ reports. CBS News, 15 Sep. 2021 Democrat Michelle Wu has emerged the top vote-getter in a runoff election for the next mayor of Boston, but the race to decide her opponent in November remained too early to call early Wednesday. Steve Leblanc, ajc, 15 Sep. 2021 Consistently the leader of public polling in the weeks ahead of the election, Wu emerged as the top vote-getter Tuesday night., 15 Sep. 2021 The top vote-getter for the Law and Order Party so far is Paul Malicki, with 1,759. Brian Slupski,, 10 Apr. 2021 Ayers was the top vote-getter for the at-large council seat in the primary election earlier this month. Joe Guillen, Detroit Free Press, 26 Aug. 2021 If a majority votes to remove him from office, the highest vote-getter becomes governor. Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 July 2021 Pepper edged Mallory by 146 votes as the top vote-getter in the primary. Scott Wartman, The Enquirer, 3 May 2021

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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 17 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of getter

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


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