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

Definition of gasser

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: something outstanding


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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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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 Last year, the players had to acclimate to an ’80s-style series of 200-, 300- and 400-yard gassers that strength coaches John Lott and Jonathan Brooks put them through, at Lynn’s direction. Albert Breer,, "Great Expectations Across the NFL: 10 Teams, Coaches and Players (Plus a Broadcaster) Staring Down a Huge 2018," 31 May 2018 After every training camp practice, the star New Orleans Saints defensive ends runs extra gassers. Josh Katzenstein,, "Cameron Jordan is showing his work and telling us all about it," 17 Dec. 2017 The roster gathered for the workout split into groups, skill players and linemen, and lined up for a grueling test: running 10 gassers — sprints from one sideline to the other and back again — in 10 minutes. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "San Diego State's hot start builds confidence and raises Playoff expectations," 29 Sep. 2017

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circa 1944, in the meaning defined above

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