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 In a race in which half the field was around 2-1, Harbored Memories ran a patient race on the outside and then put things in gear mid-stretch to win the featured allowance/optional claimer by an easy 1½ lengths. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 12 June 2021 The feature on Sunday a mile allowance/optional claimer for fillies and mares going a mile on the turf. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2021 The feature is a six-furlong allowance/optional claimer turf race for Cal-breds going for a $63,000 purse. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2021 Key race: $104,000 allowance optional claimer (race 7, 7:54 p.m.). Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 23 June 2021 The horse had won two of nine races, including her previous one, a starter optional claimer. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2021 Navy Armed Guard finished second in a $40,000 claimer at Del Mar in his first start for Howey and then ran third in the Rolling Green Stakes - both on grass. Larry Stumes, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 May 2021 The 5-year-old gelding is four-of-11 lifetime and is coming off a win in an allowance/optional claimer. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 23 Apr. 2021 The feature on Friday was an allowance/optional claimer for 3-year-old Cal-breds going six furlongs on the turf. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2021

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First Known Use of claimer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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29 Oct 2021

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“Claimer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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