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

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun On the team’s hardest conditioning days, when players would have to run the 300-yard shuttle or a half-gasser sprint workout, Smith would always be in the front., 4 July 2021 Haggins said the team will be running gassers the next time they practice for each penalty. Luis Torres,, 2 Dec. 2019 Open to classics, hot rods, gassers, muscle cars, lowriders, trucks and motorcycles. San Diego Union-Tribune, 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,, 9 Sep. 2019 The Chevrolet gasser blasted through salt air across a desolate stretch of land. Los Angeles Times, 8 Aug. 2019 If the team fails to live up to expectations this season, will there be more gassers to go around? Khadrice Rollins,, 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, 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, 12 May 2018

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circa 1944, in the meaning defined above

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