- a person or thing that springs.
- Architecture. the first voussoir above the impost of an arch.
Origin of springer
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Examples from the Web for springer
Before his reign as the king of trash TV, Springer was mayor of Cincinnati.Can B-List Hollywood Stars Shine in Washington?
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However, be forewarned that I too ride a Harley today—a vintage Springer Softail chopper.A Few Good Books for Dads
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Springer, who is in jail, did not return a call for comment.L.A.’s School Sex-Abuse Scandal Widens
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“If people want to come on the show, I tell them flat out, I would never do it,” Springer says.
Springer jauntily replies, quickly adding that his tawdry syndicated show is probably a more accurate harbinger of the End Times.
Chub and Ben came trotting in as Springer took his place at the plate.
Say, that would make Springer feel good, the blooming chump!
"Springer will bat to the outfield and Grant to the in," directed the captain.
"You've got to have some one beside Springer this year, that's sure," said Hooker.
"Perhaps that was because he was afraid he'd get his, too," muttered Springer.
- short for springer spaniel
- Also called: springing cow a cow about to give birth
- a person or thing that springs
- the first and lowest stone of an arch
- the impost of an arch
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Word Origin and History for springer
type of spaniel, 1808, agent noun from spring (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper