get·​ter ˈge-tər How to pronounce getter (audio)
: one that gets
: 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 Counsell considers both of them out getters as the Cubs look to maximize their flexibility. Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune, 17 May 2024 The top two vote getters will win three-year terms on the board. Alec Johnson, Journal Sentinel, 26 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for getter 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of getter was in the 14th century

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“Getter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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