- a person or thing that gets.
- any substance introduced into a partial vacuum, as the interior of a vacuum tube or an incandescent lamp, to combine chemically with the residual gas in order to increase the vacuum.
- Chiefly Canadian. poisoned bait used to exterminate wolves, gophers, and other pests from farm areas.
Origin of getter
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Examples from the Web for getter
All his life he had been a getter of money, or so the world held him.Mammon and Co.
E. F. Benson
Just to make sure of cleaning up the last infinitesimal traces, though, I'm going to flash a getter charge of tantalum in it.Skylark Three
Edward Elmer Smith
Thus the getter lived without work and taught the loser the uselessness of further exercise.Prowling about Panama
George A. Miller
Both the dust itself and its secondary effects are getter closer to us all the time.Criminal Negligence
Jesse Francis McComas
If he had come on working as a getter, I should ha' been nowhere; he's a weigher now and makes fat, and his muscles are flabby.Facing Death
G. A. Henty
- a person or thing that gets
- a substance, usually a metal such as titanium, evaporated onto the walls of a vacuum tube, vessel, etc, to adsorb the residual gas and lower the pressure
- (tr) to remove (a gas) by the action of a getter
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