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Spring-tide
Spring-wheat
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springboc
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Springer definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SPRINGER, n.
1. One who springs; one that rouses game.
2. A name given to the grampus.
3. In architecture, the rib of a groin or concentrated vault.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the lowest stone in an arch -- from which it springs [syn: springer, impost]
2: a cow about to give birth [syn: springer, springing cow]
3: a large spaniel with wavy silky coat usually black or liver and white [syn: springer spaniel, springer]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1611 1. a stone or other solid laid at the impost of an arch see arch illustration 2. one that springs 3. springer spaniel 4. a cow nearly ready to calve

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a person or thing that springs. 2 a a small spaniel of a breed used to spring game. b this breed. 3 Archit. a the part of an arch where the curve begins. b the lowest stone of this. c the bottom stone of the coping of a gable. d a rib of a groined roof or vault. 4 a springbok.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Springer Spring"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, springs; specifically, one who rouses game. 2. A young plant. [Obs.] --Evelyn. 3. (Arch.) (a) The impost, or point at which an arch rests upon its support, and from which it seems to spring. Hence: (b) The bottom stone of an arch, which lies on the impost. The skew back is one form of springer. (c) The rib of a groined vault, as being the solid abutment for each section of vaulting. 4. (Zo["o]l.) The grampus. 5. (Zo["o]l.) A variety of the field spaniel. See Spaniel. 6. (Zo["o]l.) A species of antelope; the sprinkbok.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Springbok Spring"bok`, Springbuck Spring"buck`, n. [D. springbok; springen to spring, leap + bok a he-goat, buck.] (Zo["o]l.) A South African gazelle (Gazella euchore) noted for its graceful form and swiftness, and for its peculiar habit of springing lighty and suddenly into the air. It has a white dorsal stripe, expanding into a broad patch of white on the rump and tail. Called also springer. [Written also springboc, and springbock.]



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