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 The dragster is built for Ford Performance, and the future of the vehicle has not been disclosed. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Mustang Cobra Jet destroys quarter mile at 170 mph, all electric," 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, "Ford Reveals Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 Electric Dragster," 23 Apr. 2020 In his 2018 rookie season, Maroney raced five times in Terry Haddock's dragster. Jesse Morrison, azcentral, "36th Annual NHRA Arizona Nationals will have local flair and improvements for fans," 19 Feb. 2020 The Army backed his dragster from 2000-18. --After a two-year hiatus, Alexis DeJoria is back in a Toyota Funny Car with nitro-class champion Del Worsham as crew chief. Michael Knight, azcentral, "NHRA Pro Stock racer Matt Hartford back for another shot at Arizona Nationals," 19 Feb. 2020 In 1958 at 18 years old, Simpson crashed his dragster, breaking both his arms and leaving him with ample time out of his racing schedule to consider his future. Nathan Brown, Indianapolis Star, "Bill Simpson dies at 79 after legendary career developing life-saving racing technology," 17 Dec. 2019 Gwynn then had the idea to build electric replicas of his and Garlits’ famed dragsters for charity for spinal cord research. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, "Hyde: ‘Big Daddy’ Don Garlits on why he can’t slow down at 87 and his plans for an electric night of 200 mph," 16 July 2019 Harassment and discrimination continued, but this time the dragsters fought back, birthing new and creative genres of drag activism. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, "See RuPaul, Bianca Del Rio, more in exclusive excerpts from Drag: The Complete Story book," 16 Sep. 2019 His Swamp Rat 30 dragster is enshrined at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Christian Simmons, sun-sentinel.com, "Drag race legend “Big Daddy” Don Garlits to try for another record at age 87," 9 July 2019

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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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14 Jun 2020

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“Dragster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dragster. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dragster

: a car that is made for drag racing

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