springer

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noun spring·er \ˈspriŋ-ər\

Definition of springer

  1. 1 :  a stone or other solid laid at the impost of an arch — see arch illustration

  2. 2 :  one that springs

  3. 3 :  springer spaniel

  4. 4 :  a cow nearly ready to calve

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1611

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