retriever

noun re·triev·er \ ri-ˈtrē-vər \

Definition of retriever

:one that retrieves; especially :a dog of any of several breeds having a heavy water-resistant coat and used especially for retrieving game

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First Known Use of retriever

15th century


RETRIEVER Defined for English Language Learners

retriever

noun

Definition of retriever for English Language Learners

  • : a dog that is used for retrieving birds or animals that have been shot by a hunter


RETRIEVER Defined for Kids

retriever

noun re·triev·er \ ri-ˈtrē-vər \

Definition of retriever for Students

:a dog that has a water-resistant coat and is skilled in retrieving game


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