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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But as a revenue getter the city will be more affeced than the federal government. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: Prohibition closed 55 saloons in San Diego 100 years ago today," 30 June 2019 Johnson has charisma and a record as a vote-getter, from his London mayoral campaigns. Stephen Castle,, "Boris Johnson shows strength in Conservative leadership balloting," 13 June 2019 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

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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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