Springer

Spring"er

(sprng"r), n. 1. One who, or that which, springs; specifically, one who rouses game.
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2. A young plant. [Obs.] Evelyn.
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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.
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4. (Zol.) The grampus.
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5. (Zol.) A variety of the field spaniel. See Spaniel.
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6. (Zol.) A species of antelope; the springbok.
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