claim·​er | \ ˈklā-mər How to pronounce claimer (audio) \

Definition of claimer

1 : one that claims
b : a horse running in a claiming race

Examples of claimer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The feature is the sixth race, 5 ½ furlong allowance/optional claimer on the turf for 3-year-olds running for a $51,000 purse. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Racing! Jerry Hollendorfer loses in L.A. court," 18 Oct. 2019 Last July 27, a horse named Shekky Shebaz showed up in a $25,000 claimer at Saratoga, a cheap race where anyone can plunk down their money before the starting gates open and buy any horse in the field. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Horse racing doping scheme leaves sport no option but to clean up its act - now," 9 Mar. 2020 That leaves one allowance/optional claimer and a maiden special. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Racing! New racing boss at the Stronach Company," 14 Sep. 2019 No Cover Charge’s wins came in a maiden-claimer and starter allowance. Larry Stumes,, "This week at Golden Gate Fields, Oct. 24-27," 23 Oct. 2019 Trainer Jesus Uranga is 45% winner last race (5 of 11) and 40% repeat claimer (4 of 10). John Cherwa,, "Racing! Game Winner is back in winning form," 14 July 2019 The key words there were optional claimer as the horse was claimed by trainer Steve Knapp for $80,000. Los Angeles Times, "Racing! Jerry Hollendorfer out of Breeders’ Cup," 19 Oct. 2019 The fourth-place finisher, Southern Special, returned to win for maiden $5,000 Friday night and the winner, Tres On First, finished third in a $5,000 claimer the same night. John Cherwa,, "Racing! Magnum Moon wins Rebel Stakes as Solomini finishes second," 18 Mar. 2018 The sequence begins at 4:10 p.m. at Laurel Park with a field of 14 claimers going 6 furlongs and will conclude less than an hour later with a dozen 2-year-old maiden fillies going a mile on the turf at Gulfstream. Baltimore Sun Staff,, "Morgan State men’s basketball trounces Central Pennsylvania, 71-44, in Kevin Broadus’ coaching debut," 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of claimer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Claimer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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