American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Sports One that competes in races one mile long.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In track-athletics, one who runs the mile distance. Similarly, half-miler, quarter-miler, and two-miler.
- n. an athlete or a horse who specializes in running races of one mile (often used in a compound with a number or fraction)
- n. (used only in combinations) the length of something in miles
- n. a runner in a one-mile race
- mile + agentive -er (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“Solinsky was not the only miler to defeat a 10,000-meter Olympian at the meet.”
“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.”
“He's hoping for a similar race in the Wanamaker, which will be a celebration of sorts: the resurgence of the college miler.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Those four laps made up the first mile run, unknowingly completed, in the career of a brilliant miler.”
“Indeed, every miler clings to his or her own piece of the history.”
“Sally Milbury-Steen, Pacem in Terris walt miler, retired, presbyterian”
“The 2011 World bronze medalist in the 1,500 meters, Centrowitz is establishing himself as the premier American miler after turning professional last fall.”
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