racer [rey-ser] ExamplesWord Originnoun
- a person, animal, or thing that races or takes part in a race, as a racehorse, bicycle, yacht, etc.
- anything having great speed.
- racing skate.
- a turntable on which a heavy gun is turned.
- any of several slender, active snakes of the genera Coluber and Masticophis.
Origin of racer First recorded in 1640–50; race1 + -er1 Related formsmin·i·rac·er, noun Related Words for racer runner, sprinter, marathoner Examples from the Web for racer Contemporary Examples of racer
Teams generally race in a relay format with one racer always on the road.
June 13, 2014
Teams may put more than one racer on the road at a time if they feel it will be advantageous.
June 13, 2014
Tension was high in Maranello, Italy, where Schumacher brought Ferrari to the podium in F1 racing more than any other racer.
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 30, 2013
Only then would a racer likely get a chance at a World Cup berth, from the very back of the start list.
December 1, 2013
One mistake could injure not just the racer but his competitors, as well.
November 13, 2013
Historical Examples of racer
The tortoise in the right road will beat a racer in the wrong.
The Blanchita is a light craft, and skims over the water like a racer.
He instantly ordered the Racer to be got under weigh to go in search of them.
Each time he essayed it, the other racer swerved in front and cut off the road.
Eleanor M. Ingram
Kingdon could drive the car home and Hebler could run the racer.
Belle Kanaris Maniates
British Dictionary definitions for racer racer noun
- a person, animal, or machine that races
- a turntable used to traverse a heavy gun
- any of several long slender nonvenomous North American snakes of the colubrid genus Coluber and related genera, such as C. lateralis (striped racer)
Word Origin and History for racer n.
1640s of persons; 1793 of vehicles, agent noun from race (v.).