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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The two biggest third-party vote getters were Libertarian Gary Johnson (almost 4.5 million votes) and Green Party nominee Jill Stein (1.5 million voters). Stuart Rothenberg, Twin Cities, "Stuart Rothenberg: How third-party votes sunk Clinton, what they mean for Trump," 6 Aug. 2019 The next four highest vote-getters from the 25 finalists were Hazlewood’s Antonio Langham, Lee-Huntsville’s Condredge Holloway, Madison Academy’s Kerryon Johnson and Decatur’s Rolando McClain. Josh Bean |, al, "Mt. Rushmore of North Alabama HS football features 4 who found NFL stardom," 2 Aug. 2019 But this year, that hasn’t been the case: Of the 22 top point-getters through the first two rounds, 11 of them will be watching the final two rounds from home. The Si Staff,, "NHL Mid-Playoffs Roundtable: Biggest Surprise, Conn Smythe Predictions, More," 11 May 2018 The teams, no longer broken down by conferences, will be determined by selections of the top vote-getters in each conference. Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle, "Rockets' James Harden remains No. 2 guard in All-Star balloting," 11 Jan. 2018 Republicans in New Britain this fall will likely be running a candidate who was among the top voter-getters in several local elections - but as a Democrat. Don Stacom,, "Former school board president and a city police officer seek the New Britain GOP’s endorsement to run for council," 11 July 2019 Junior Josie Kropp was the team’s leading point-getter this season but finished with one goal in the game. Drew Cove, Twin Cities, "Girls lacrosse: Prior Lake beats Eden Prairie for first state title," 15 June 2019 All-Star options Second baseman Ketel Marte and third baseman Eduardo Escobar were listed among the Top 10 vote-getters at their positions in the first round of All-Star voting released Tuesday. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Diamondbacks ink pitcher Brennan Malone, several other high drafts picks still unsigned," 11 June 2019 Angels outfielder Mike Trout leads all American League vote-getters with 951,002 votes. Nora Princiotti,, "Steve Pearce is making progress in his recovery," 10 June 2019

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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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