- a person or thing that retrieves.
- one of any of several breeds of dogs having a coarse, thick, oily coat, trained to retrieve game.
- any dog trained to retrieve game.
- 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
- any dog used to retrieve shot game
- a person or thing that retrieves
“dog used for retrieving game,” late 15c., agent noun from retrieve.