dragster

noun
drag·​ster | \ ˈdrag-stər How to pronounce dragster (audio) \

Definition of dragster

1 : a vehicle built or modified for use in a drag race
2 : one who participates in a drag race

Examples of dragster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Laugh-inducing launches require nothing more than a right-foot tap that instantly zaps 775 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels, making the Lightning feel like a dragster with a cargo bed. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, 1 July 2022 Will drives her dragster to a 4.744-second run at a top speed of 304.53 mph, beating No. 1 qualifier Larry Dixon for her first career win in Top Fuel. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2022 Will drives her dragster to a 4.744-second run at a top speed of 304.53 mph, beating No. 1 qualifier Larry Dixon for her first career win in Top Fuel. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2022 These dragster motors don’t have any cooling radiators. Matt Crisara, Popular Mechanics, 10 May 2022 Slam it, stance it, hike the WRX up, safari-style, make it into a door-slamming, alcohol-burning dragster. Dan Neil, WSJ, 13 Jan. 2022 Cadillac tells us that the little 'Wing isn't intended to be a dragster. David Beard, Car and Driver, 15 Oct. 2021 This isn't just a dragster, it's meant to be driven. Ben Oliver, Car and Driver, 30 Sep. 2021 David Miran, the Ohio Department of Agriculture's chief of amusement rides, said Monday the metal piece that fell off the ride is a bracket that was attached to the back of a train car, which is designed to look like dragster. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 24 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of dragster

circa 1954, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dragster was circa 1954

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Last Updated

9 Jul 2022

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“Dragster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dragster. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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