Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that takes part in a race.
  • noun A vehicle used in racing.
  • noun Any of various fast-moving colubrid snakes of several genera, especially Coluber.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who races; a runner or contestant in a race or in races of any kind.
  • noun A race-horse.
  • noun Hence, anything having great speed.
  • noun In a braiding-machine, a traversing support for tension and spool-holding apparatus.
  • noun A snake of the genus Scotophis (or Coluber), S. obsoletus, also called pilot black-snake or pilot-snake, It is black, with a mottled black and yellow belly, and has the median dorsal scales carinated.
  • noun A snake, Bascanion constrictor, the common black-snake of the eastern United States. It is blue or blue-black, with greenish-blue belly, and has smooth scales.
  • noun A poor, thin, or spent fish; a slink: applied to mackerel, shad, salmon, etc.
  • noun A sandcrab. See Ocypoda
  • noun Same as race-plate.
  • noun In the Southern States, applied to the corn-snake, Callopeltis getulus, a large harmless snake of a reddish-brown color with redder markings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, races, or contends in a race; esp., a race horse.
  • noun (Zoöl.) The common American black snake.
  • noun (Mil.) One of the circular iron or steel rails on which the chassis of a heavy gun is turned.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Someone who takes part in a race.
  • noun A racehorse.
  • noun An animal known for its fast speed, or suitable for racing; applied especially to a number of North American snakes, certain kinds of lake trout, etc.
  • noun A vehicle or other device used for racing.

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

  • noun a fast car that competes in races
  • noun an animal that races
  • noun someone who drives racing cars at high speeds
  • noun slender fast-moving North American snakes

Etymologies

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From race + -er.

Examples

  • June 15, 2009 at 10:41 am oh, fank gudness yoo iz allrite! wuldnt want uniquekitty to be mad at me. *dusts off plasticat, puts lego racer bakk togevver, makes shur steering weel iz put in gud an tite, puts plasticat in racer*

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  • This bandy-legged, sawed-off little rat racer is awfully interesting in its own right.

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  • An electric drag racer is just a cordless drill with wheels, enthusiasts joke.

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  • But the Christian racer is at no such uncertainty.

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  • (Though I know of one person who has been tricked into clicking a headline containing a sole keyword-'racer'-that, as she put it, "seemed like it was going to be about Lance Armstrong, but wasn't.")

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  • (Though I know of one person who has been tricked into clicking a headline containing a sole keyword-'racer'-that, as she put it, "seemed like it was going to be about Lance Armstrong, but wasn't.")

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  • (Though I know of one person who has been tricked into clicking a headline containing a sole keyword-'racer'-that, as she put it, "seemed like it was going to be about Lance Armstrong, but wasn't.")

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  • The great speed racer is well for everyone, the past, the present, even if you weren't a fan like me you know deep down the film looks wicked. some say it looks too cartoonish hell thats the point and the first trailer sucked but did u see the others, i hope so then you would understand what im saying. finally hell boy 2. show looks awesome, giant monsters, selma blair on fire and big frickin guns, im down with that. darrin on Apr 23, 2008

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  • Decades later this racer, which is on display at Mercedes' Stuttgart museum, is still an icon.

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  • Decades later this racer, which is on display at Mercedes' Stuttgart museum, is still an icon.

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