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 three vote-getters would likely become the next school board members. Jackie Fielder, Teen Vogue, "Gabriela López Just Became the Youngest Elected Official in San Francisco," 11 Jan. 2019 The top two vote-getters advance to a Nov. 27 runoff if none of them can claim an outright majority of the vote on Election Day, under Mississippi election rules. Joshua Jamerson, WSJ, "Key Races to Watch in Tuesday’s Midterm Elections," 6 Nov. 2018 Under Washington's primary system, all candidates appear on the same ballot and the top two vote getters advance to the general election, regardless of party. Gregg Re, Fox News, "Democratic socialists suffer another loss in Hawaii primary, as Dems notch gains elsewhere," 12 Aug. 2018 The top two vote-getters will face off in the November general election. Li Zhou, Vox, "August 7 primary: live results for Ohio, Michigan, Kansas, Missouri, and Washington," 7 Aug. 2018 First baseman Freddie Freeman overcame Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies as the top vote-getter for the July 17 game in Washington. Scott Boeck, USA TODAY, "Top vote-getter Freddie Freeman leads trio of Braves atop NL All-Star balloting," 11 June 2018 Only the top two vote-getters in Tuesday's election will advance to the November election. Emily Cadei, sacbee, "Race to battle Dianne Feinstein for U.S. Senate still wide open, poll shows," 31 May 2018 Pilots was reader’s favorite of the Editor’s Picks and gave the first-round’s leading vote getter, Metropolitans, a challenge. Seattle Times Sports Staff, The Seattle Times, "Announcing the Final Four of our (unofficial) tournament to name Seattle’s future NHL team," 24 Sep. 2018 Freeman, the top NL vote-getter for Tuesday night's All-Star Game at Nationals Park, is the seventh seed with 16 homers., "Harper headlines Home Run Derby field at Nationals Park," 11 July 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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to deny responsibility for

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