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springer

[spring-er]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that springs.
  2. Architecture. the first voussoir above the impost of an arch.

Origin of springer

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at spring, -er1
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springer

noun
  1. short for springer spaniel
  2. Also called: springing cow a cow about to give birth
  3. a person or thing that springs
  4. architect
    1. the first and lowest stone of an arch
    2. the impost of an arch
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Word Origin and History for springer

n.

type of spaniel, 1808, agent noun from spring (v.).

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