Definition of Retriever

1. Noun. A dog with heavy water-resistant coat that can be trained to retrieve game.




Definition of Retriever

1. n. One who retrieves.

Definition of Retriever

1. Noun. a type of gun dog that retrieves game for a hunter ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retriever

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Retriever

1. 1. One who retrieves. 2. A dor, or a breed of dogs, chiefly employed to retrieve, or to find and recover game birds that have been killed or wounded. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Retriever

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retriever (current term)
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Literary usage of Retriever

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1. The Dogs of the British Islands: Being a Series of Articles on the Points of by John Henry Walsh (1882)
"For these several purposes, what is now called the retriever is the fashion of ... Hence it is necessary under this article to describe (1st) the retriever ..."

2. Marines & Helicopters, 1962-1973 by William R. Fails (1995)
"A Helicopter retriever On 7 January 1966, Colonel Alan J. Armstrong, then assigned as Assistant DC/S(Air), wrote a letter to the CNO recounting the ..."

3. Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes (1900)
"Possibly the only fault he exhibited was carrying the monopoly of a retriever—that of keeping the nose to the ground — too far. ..."

4. The Twentieth Century Dog by Herbert Compton (1904)
"THE retriever THE retriever is a nineteenth century dog, but it would be hard to ... The Labrador retriever, as he is now called, has been recently honoured ..."

5. A History and Description of the Modern Dogs of Great Britain and Ireland by Rawdon Briggs Lee (1897)
"THE CURLY-COATED BLACK retriever. THE admirers of this variety cannot have failed to notice, as others have done, its gradual decadence as a sporting dog, ..."

6. The Rod and the Gun: Being Two Treatises on Angling and Shooting by James Wilson, A. K. Killmister (1844)
"The business of the retriever is to find lost game. ... A good retriever will follow the bird on whose track he is first put, as a blood-hound will that of ..."

7. The Complete Dog Book by William Arthur Bruette (1921)
"THE FLAT-COATED retriever There are three varieties of the retriever—the curly-coated, ... As to the real origin of the Curly-coated retriever there ..."

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