What is another word for retriever?

Pronunciation: [ɹɪtɹˈiːvə] (IPA)

The word "retriever" is commonly associated with dogs that are bred and trained to retrieve game for hunters. However, there are several synonyms for this word that can be used to describe similar dogs that possess similar abilities. For instance, "gun dog" can be used to describe any breed of dog that has been trained to retrieve game. "Spaniel" is another synonym that can be used to describe breeds such as the English Springer Spaniel, which is typically used for flushing out game and retrieving it. Other synonyms of retriever include "hunting dog", "pointer", "setters", and "water dogs". Each of these synonyms describes a specific type of dog that is well-suited for hunting and retrieving tasks.

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What are the hypernyms for Retriever?

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What are the hyponyms for Retriever?

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Usage examples for Retriever

"Jack," a black dog with the looks and the ways of a retriever, had "Moody's" good habit of going straight on without turning to see who followed, and he was put in the position of trust nearest the sledge.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North"
Fullerton Waldo
He was so small that he was not taken very seriously for his hauling power-but when it came to hunting, he was there with all four paws, and he was used as retriever when Dr. Grenfell went out with a gun.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North"
Fullerton Waldo
There couldn't be a better retriever for a duck-hunt than the Eskimo dog.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North"
Fullerton Waldo

Famous quotes with Retriever

  • There was a golden retriever who saved countless lives on September 11 by going back in to find people. His companion was in a wheelchair. He got him out and kept going back in to save others.
    Linda Blair
  • Capo, my first golden retriever, so loved to swim she once jumped off a cliff to get into Lake Superior.
    Sara Paretsky
  • Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty, hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to talk French. One of the things which Gertrude Butterwick had impressed on Monty Bodkin when he left for his holiday on the Riviera was that he must be sure to practise his French, and Gertrude’s word was law. So now, though he knew that it was going to make his nose tickle, he said: ‘Er, garçon.’ ‘M’sieur?’ ‘Er, garçon, esker-vous avez un spot de l’encre et une piece de papier—note papier, vous savez—et une envelope et une plume.’ The strain was too great. Monty relapsed into his native tongue. ‘I want to write a letter,’ he said. And having, like all lovers, rather a tendency to share his romance with the world, he would probably have added ‘to the sweetest girl on earth’, had not the waiter already bounded off like a retriever, to return a few moments later with the fixings. ‘V’la, sir! Zere you are, sir,’ said the waiter. He was engaged to a girl in Paris who had told him that when on the Riviera he must be sure to practise his English. ‘Eenk—pin—pipper—enveloppe—and a liddle bit of bloddin-pipper.’ ‘Oh, merci,’ said Monty, well pleased at this efficiency. ‘Thanks. Right-ho.’ ‘Right-ho, m’sieur,’ said the waiter.
    P. G. Wodehouse

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