retriever


retriever

noun

  1. a person or thing that retrieves.
  2. one of any of several breeds of dogs having a coarse, thick, oily coat, trained to retrieve game.
  3. any dog trained to retrieve game.

noun

  1. one of a breed of large gun dogs that can be trained to retrieve gameSee golden retriever, Labrador retriever, Chesapeake Bay retriever, curly-coated retriever, flat-coated retriever
  2. any dog used to retrieve shot game
  3. a person or thing that retrieves
n.

“dog used for retrieving game,” late 15c., agent noun from retrieve.

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