noun \ˈrā-sər\

: a person or animal that races

: a car, boat, etc., that is used in racing

Full Definition of RACER

:  one that races or is used for racing
:  any of various active American colubrid snakes (genus Coluber and Mastigophis): as
a :  black racer
b :  blue racer

Examples of RACER

  1. He is a stock car racer.
  2. His horse will be a great racer.

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Rhymes with RACER


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Racer (Coluber constrictor)—© Z. Leszczynski/Animals Animals

Any of several slender, swift snakes (subspecies of Coluber constrictor, family Colubridae) of North and Central America and Asia. Racers have a long tail, big eyes, and smooth scales. Colour and pattern vary among subspecies, some of which grow to 6 ft (1.8 m) long. Among the fastest of snakes, racers can move at 3.5 mph (5.6 km/hr). They hold down their prey, usually a small warm-blooded animal, by the weight of their coils and then swallow it. If cornered, they vibrate the tail and strike repeatedly with a sideways motion that tears a victim's skin. See also black snake.


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