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.
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How to use getter in a sentence
So we end up with professional politicians, type-A go-getters, and electoral dynasties.Is It Time to Take a Chance on Random Representatives? | Michael Schulson | November 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If no candidate wins 50 percent of the vote, a second round will be held in April between the top two vote-getters.
It was a very pleasant meeting, helped out with afternoon cocoa and sandwiches that the lunch-getters had prepared.Winona of the Camp Fire | Margaret Widdemer
Her brother was one of America's most brilliant money-getters.Destiny | Charles Neville Buck
We are called sentimentalists out in the East—at such times as we are not called money-getters.The Opium Monopoly | Ellen Newbold La Motte
British Dictionary definitions for getter
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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