Spring"er (?), n.


One who, or that which, springs; specifically, one who rouses game.


A young plant.



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.


The rib of a groined vault, as being the solid abutment for each section of vaulting.

4. Zool.

The grampus.

5. Zool.

A variety of the field spaniel. See Spaniel.

6. Zool.

A species of antelope; the sprinkbok.


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