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 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. Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2021 The Thursday before Pomona this past February, Beckman attended a party for former Top Gas dragster competitors, a category invented after the Top Fuel ban that ran until 1971. Michael Mccleary, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Sep. 2020 Steve Torrence, the No. 1 qualifier in his Capco Contractors dragster, trailered his dad with a 1,000-foot pass in 3.716-seconds at 328.78 mph down the all-concrete surface. John Sturbin, Dallas News, 19 Oct. 2020 Billy Torrence completed a pass in 3.746-seconds at 326.95 mph while the rear tires on Kalitta’s Mac Tools Toyota dragster lost traction halfway through the run. John Sturbin, Dallas News, 19 Oct. 2020 Former Top Fuel dragster Don Hampton offered his Hot Rod collection. Michael Mccleary, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Sep. 2020 The dragster is built for Ford Performance, and the future of the vehicle has not been disclosed. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 23 Apr. 2020 Ford has revealed a new factory dragster from its performance division that wears the automaker's traditional Cobra Jet name but this time is all-electric. Mihir Maddireddy, Car and Driver, 23 Apr. 2020 In his 2018 rookie season, Maroney raced five times in Terry Haddock's dragster. Jesse Morrison, azcentral, 19 Feb. 2020

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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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15 Jun 2021

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“Dragster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dragster. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dragster

: a car that is made for drag racing


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