drag·ster | \ ˈdrag-stər \

Definition of dragster 

1 : a vehicle built or modified for use in a drag race

2 : one who participates in a drag race

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McEwen, 81, who raced Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars, died Monday according to a story on NHRA.com. Ellen J. Horrow, USA TODAY, "Legendary drag racer Tom 'The Mongoose' McEwen dies at 81," 11 June 2018 Caldwell himself manned a radio post on Candlestick Hill as the dragsters gathered below just after midnight. Johnny Miller, San Francisco Chronicle, "A look at the past: Cesar Chavez funeral draws 35,000," 25 Apr. 2018 Pritchett piloted her Mopar Dodge dragster to a track-record pass of 3.680 seconds at a speed of 326.00 mph. Richard Dean, Houston Chronicle, "Leah Pritchett holds No. 1 Top Fuel spot as qualifying concludes at Spring Nationals," 21 Apr. 2018 Faster than a hot-rodder can shift into high gear, there were four paddy wagons, five radio cars and four tactical squads — 40 men altogether — converging on the dragsters. Johnny Miller, San Francisco Chronicle, "A look at the past: Cesar Chavez funeral draws 35,000," 25 Apr. 2018 Being a spectator in watching 10,000-horsepower nitro-burning dragsters going down a track at fast speeds wasn't for Crampton. Richard Dean, Houston Chronicle, "Richie Crampton flourishing with new racing team ahead of SpringNationals in Baytown," 19 Apr. 2018 Shirley Muldowney shattered the drag-racing gender barrier in the late 1960s, and later became the first woman to receive an NHRA license to drive a Top Fuel dragster. Jenna Fryer, chicagotribune.com, "Girls Rule! NHRA celebrating strong female racers," 8 May 2018 Wary from past occasions when the dragsters, alerted by their own spotters, flew the coop, Police Captain Gene Caldwell executed Operation 901 with military precision. Johnny Miller, San Francisco Chronicle, "A look at the past: Cesar Chavez funeral draws 35,000," 25 Apr. 2018 Muscle cars, dragsters, customs and more will be shown off at the Soccer Sportsplex. cleveland.com, "25 things to do in Cleveland the weekend of April 12-15," 12 Apr. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of dragster

: a car that is made for drag racing

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