claim·​er ˈklā-mər How to pronounce claimer (audio)
: one that claims
: a horse running in a claiming race

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Saturday’s card is OK as far as things go, with one stakes race and one allowance/optional claimer. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2021 His first race back was an allowance optional claimer Dec. 19 at Gulfstream Park. Steve Bittenbender, The Courier-Journal, 4 May 2022 It’s a network of 1300 conservative leaning websites that publish stories that some claimer ordered up by GOP groups or corporate PR firms. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 4 Apr. 2022 There are four races on the turf, including the feature, a $65,000 allowance/optional claimer for fillies and mares going six furlongs. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of claimer was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Claimer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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