get|ter

get|ter
get|ter «GEHT uhr», noun.
1. a person who gets.
2. a chemically active substance, such as magnesium, ignited in a vacuum tube to remove any remaining gases.
3. U.S. a device for killing destructive animals: »

A “getter,” designed primarily to kill coyotes, is a cyanide device with a scented wick. It is stuck in the ground, and it injects cyanide into the mouth of any animal that tugs at the wick (New Yorker).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

См. также в других словарях:

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  • get|ter|ing — «GEHT uhr ihng», noun. the process by which residual gases are removed from a vacuum tube by means of a getter …   Useful english dictionary

  • be|get´ter — be|get «bih GEHT», transitive verb, got or (Archaic) gat, got|ten or got, get|ting. 1. to become the father of. SYNONYM(S): procreate …   Useful english dictionary

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  • vote-get|ter — «VOHT GEHT uhr», noun. Informal. a person who is successful in getting votes; popular candidate: »He is a good senator and might make a good President, but unless he is able to prove himself an irresistible vote getter he is unlikely to be given… …   Useful english dictionary

  • go-get·ter — …   Useful english dictionary

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