springer

[ spring-er ]
/ ˈsprɪŋ ər /

noun

a person or thing that springs.
Architecture. the first voussoir above the impost of an arch.

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Origin of springer

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

springer
/ (ˈsprɪŋə) /

noun

Also called: springing cow a cow about to give birth
a person or thing that springs
architect
  1. the first and lowest stone of an arch
  2. the impost of an arch
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