Origin of retriever
Examples from the Web for retriever
Twice in the past two weeks, this has entailed meeting a plane on the runway to retriever sick passengers who may be infected.
But in that instance, Amy Rice was acting in defense of her Labrador retriever, Elle, after the put bull attacked it.Woman Bites Her Dog, Illinois Police Say, Charging Analise Garner With the Assault|Michael Daly|May 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Finally one Christmas the queen sent over a gift of a Labrador retriever, indicating a social benediction of sorts.
There were no rats aboard the Retriever when she left San Francisco.
A friend of mine had a pet canary, while her brother was the owner of a retriever that was also much petted.Dog Stories from the "Spectator"|Various
The Retriever crept slowly up the China Sea on the first of the southwest monsoon.
The retriever went nosing round after something he seemed to have missed.Joe Wilson and His Mates|Henry Lawson
Probably you have seen a retriever taught to seek and bring a stone, upon which, in a delicate manner, the tutor has spit.Dog Breaking|William Nelson Hutchinson
"dog used for retrieving game," late 15c., agent noun from retrieve.