retriever (n.) "dog used for retrieving game," late 15c., agent noun from RETRIEVE (Cf. retrieve).

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  • retriever — [ retrivɶr ] n. m. • 1854; mot angl. , de to retrieve « rapporter » ♦ Anglic. Chasse Chien d arrêt qui rapporte le gibier. ● retriever nom masculin (anglais retriever, de to retrieve, rapporter) Chien utilisé à la chasse pour rapporter le gibier …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • retriever — RI TRÍ VĂR/ s. m. câine de vânătoare de rasă engleză, dresat pentru a descoperi şi a aduce vânatul. (< engl., fr. retriever) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Retriever — Re*triev er, n. 1. One who retrieves. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A dor, or a breed of dogs, chiefly employed to retrieve, or to find and recover game birds that have been killed or wounded. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Retriever — (engl., spr. rītrīwer, »Wiederbringer«), Apportierhund, s. Hund, S. 649 f …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Retriever — (engl., spr. rĭtrihwr), s. Hühnerhunde …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • retriever — ► NOUN ▪ a dog of a breed used for retrieving game …   English terms dictionary

  • retriever — [ri trēv′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that retrieves 2. a dog trained to retrieve birds and some other small game, esp., any of several breeds of dog developed for this purpose …   English World dictionary

  • Retriever — A retriever is a type of gun dog that retrieves game for a hunter. Generally gun dogs are divided into three major classifications: retrievers, flushing spaniels, and pointing breeds. Retrievers were bred primarily to retrieve birds or other prey …   Wikipedia

  • Retriever — Junger Curly Coated Retriever Rüde Als Retriever [rɪˈtriːvə(r)] oder Apportierhunde bezeichnet man Jagdhunde, die geschossenes Nieder oder Federwild finden und anschließend zum Jäger zurückbringen. Diesen Vorgang bezeichnet man als Apportieren …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Retriever — Chien de rapport Un caniche rapporte un Canard colvert. Un chien de rapport ou retriever (signifiant littéralement « rapporteur ») désigne des races de chiens de chasse dressés à trouver, poursuivre et rapporter le gibier (chiens… …   Wikipédia en Français

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