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 top two vote-getters will be on the November ballot. Liz Bowie,, "Candidates running for a seat on Baltimore County's first elected school board," 24 June 2018 The top prize getter in this year’s San Diego’s contest was Anthony Strom of San Diego, who will get his choice of $1.3 million paid as an annuity over 20 years or $900,000 as a one-time cash payment. Phillip Molnar,, "Charity parts ways with Dream House raffle consultant," 19 June 2018 The leading vote getter right now is another Democrat, Eleni Kounalakis. Sarah D. Wire,, "Live analysis of California primary results," 6 June 2018 The top vote-getters in the March election, the populist Five Star Movement and the right-wing League, are euroskeptics. The Christian Science Monitor, "For Italy, all roads lead to EU values," 30 May 2018 And last year, the top vote getter in the City Council race was Democrat Julie Eiselt, who is white. Tim Funk, charlotteobserver, "Black Caucus chair: Ex-NC Gov. Pat McCrory played 'race card in reverse' on talk show | Charlotte Observer," 11 May 2018 The top vote-getter in Tuesday's election was incumbent Kenneth Kucharski, who received 29.3 percent of the vote. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Incumbent, 3 newcomers advance in Thiensville trustee primary election," 20 Feb. 2018 With eight states holding primaries today, the most important contests are in California, where the top two vote-getters—regardless of party—will advance to the general election. Allure, "The 15 Best Face Washes for Oily Skin," 19 Mar. 2019 In many other cities, runoffs of the two top vote getters in mayoral races will take place on Nov. 4, and the opposition is favored to win heavily. Vanessa Gera, The Seattle Times, "Poland’s ruling populists see power, appeal checked," 22 Oct. 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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