Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sports One that competes in races one mile long.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an athlete or a horse who specializes in running races of one mile (often used in a compound with a number or fraction)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In track-athletics, one who runs the mile distance. Similarly, half-miler, quarter-miler, and two-miler.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (used only in combinations) the length of something in miles
  • n. a runner in a one-mile race

Etymologies

mile + agentive -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It's a great morning in Washington, D.C.; we're looking at images from the army 10 miler, which is the nation's biggest 10-mile run.

    CNN Transcript Oct 8, 2006

  • Solinsky was not the only miler to defeat a 10,000-meter Olympian at the meet.

    Chris Solinksy breaks 27 minutes, American record in 10,000 meters

  • At the end of Frankel's victory in last month's 2,000 Guineas, it was not the six-length winning margin that was the focus of discussion but the manner in which he blew away the opposition, an outstanding miler showing the pace of a champion sprinter.

    Sectional times to be recorded at Champions Day at Ascot in October | Will Hayler

  • He's hoping for a similar race in the Wanamaker, which will be a celebration of sorts: the resurgence of the college miler.

    Milers in Step With One Another

  • "You've got to be a thoroughbred to do that," said Eamonn Coghlan, the Irish miler who became known as the Chairman of the Boards because of his dominance of the wooden track of the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games here in the 1970s and 1980s.

    Four Minutes Down Fifth

  • For Simpson, it is emulating the great miler Mary Slaney by becoming the first American woman to win the world championship in the 1,500 meters in 28 years.

    Four Minutes Down Fifth

  • Those four laps made up the first mile run, unknowingly completed, in the career of a brilliant miler.

    Four Minutes Down Fifth

  • Indeed, every miler clings to his or her own piece of the history.

    Four Minutes Down Fifth

  • Sally Milbury-Steen, Pacem in Terris walt miler, retired, presbyterian

    9/11

  • The 2011 World bronze medalist in the 1,500 meters, Centrowitz is establishing himself as the premier American miler after turning professional last fall.

    Centrowitz Captures Mile Title at Millrose Games

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