[ spring-er ]
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  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

Words Nearby springer

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How to use springer in a sentence

  • springer said, "I once heard him begin a sermon with the question, 'Are we dogs, or are we men?'"

  • Natives round Key West sometimes take it in nets and with the grains, and they call it “springer.”

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  • Cuc-cuc-come on, Osgood, implored springer, as the next hitter was seen to rise from the bench; youre the boy to do the trick.

  • springer was also slightly behind, while Cooper was a small winner and therefore cheerful.

  • springer called for two, and, glancing over Phils shoulder, Piper saw what he held.

British Dictionary definitions for springer


/ (ˈsprɪŋə) /

  1. Also called: springing cow a cow about to give birth

  1. a person or thing that springs

  2. architect

    • the first and lowest stone of an arch

    • the impost of an arch

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