from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A horse trained to pace.
- n. Sports See pacemaker.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who paces.
- n. A breed of horse used in harness races.
- n. Short for pacemaker.
- n. A mechanical pencil.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, paces.
- n. A horse trained to a special gait in which both feet on one side leave the ground together; a horse that paces.
- n. A horse used to set the pace in racing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who paces, or measures by pacing.
- n. A horse whose natural gait is a pace.
- n. Hence, a fast horse; by extension, anything that exhibits remarkable speed or activity.
- n. Same as pace-maker, 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a horse used to set the pace in racing
- n. a horse trained to a special gait in which both feet on one side leave the ground together
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The 'pacer' in this instance brought with him no commendation in the eyes of the
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A few trials showed us the struggle was useless: we had to deal with a regular "pacer," and -- as I have elsewhere remarked -- their speed is greater than that of any fair trotter, although so fatiguing that they are unable to keep it up for any great distance; but as we had already turned the bottom of the car into a gravel-pit, we did not think it worth while to continue the amusement.
Not having a pacer account, I cannot access the opinion.
Dubbed "the pacer", it was unclear if it was Bin Laden.