gas·​ser | \ ˈga-sər How to pronounce gasser (audio) \

Definition of gasser

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: something outstanding


biographical name
Gas·​ser | \ ˈga-sər How to pronounce Gasser (audio) \

Definition of Gasser (Entry 2 of 2)

Herbert Spencer 1888–1963 American physiologist

Examples of gasser in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Haggins said the team will be running gassers the next time they practice for each penalty. Luis Torres,, "FSU players believe they can get on track, vow to clean up miscues ahead of bowl game," 2 Dec. 2019 Open to classics, hot rods, gassers, muscle cars, lowriders, trucks and motorcycles. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Show ‘n Shine," 20 Sep. 2019 In the Kings Local district, superintendent Tim Ackermann spared the Knights three gassers, a sprint in full pads, with his catch. Scott Springer,, "Can your high school administrator haul in a football? One catch went viral," 9 Sep. 2019 The Chevrolet gasser blasted through salt air across a desolate stretch of land. Los Angeles Times, "Man and myth, Part II: A return to Brotherhood Raceway, and Big Willie Robinson’s legacy," 8 Aug. 2019 If the team fails to live up to expectations this season, will there be more gassers to go around? Khadrice Rollins,, "Scuffle at Browns Training Camp Leads to Team Running Sprints As Punishment," 29 July 2019 Case in point: Lions players ran half-gassers at the end of practice Tuesday, sprinting the width of the field. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Observations from Lions minicamp: It's starting to click for Teez Tabor," 21 May 2019 From street rods to gassers, hot rods to rat rods, classic restorations to resto-mods, and show-quality to one-of-a-kind customs, just about every style of car seemed to be represented somewhere in the mix. Heidi Van Horne, Houston Chronicle, "Car show celebrates influence of Edelbrock in custom, classic vehicles," 12 May 2018 On Thursday, the Lions' end-of-practice run was more demanding as players had to run a handful of half-gassers across the width of the field. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions minicamp observations: Mike Singletary makes Day 3 visit," 7 June 2018

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circa 1944, in the meaning defined above

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