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Meaning of getter

get•ter

Pronunciation: (get'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that gets.
  2. any substance introduced into a partial vacuum, as the interior of a vacuum tube or an incandescent lamp, to combine chemically with the residual gas in order to increase the vacuum.
  3. poisoned bait used to exterminate wolves, gophers, and other pests from farm areas.
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