mil·​er | \ ˈmī-lər How to pronounce miler (audio) \

Definition of miler

1 : one that is a specified number of miles in length used in combination a 15-miler
2 : one that competes in mile races often qualified in combination a quarter-miler

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Mickey dreams up a thing called the slingshot dragster—a quarter-miler with the driver seated behind the rear axle for better traction. Mark Mahaney, Smithsonian, "Danny Thompson’s Blazing Nitromethane-Fueled Pursuit of Racing Glory," 10 July 2019 Many extra-milers provide help and constructive suggestions to colleagues, raising the overall output of their teams, says Ning Li, lead author of a 2015 study of 87 work teams. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "The Downside of Carrying the Most Weight at Work," 29 Jan. 2019 Extra-milers like Mr. Goeglein can make a staggering difference on the job. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "The Downside of Carrying the Most Weight at Work," 29 Jan. 2019 The world’s greatest miler used to be like the heavyweight champion. Nick Canepa,, "Former great miler Scott taking a new path in life," 17 June 2018 Giving a vehicle both electric and gas engines is like building an athlete that can sprint like a 100-meter champ and then pull away like a miler. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, "Porsche's latest Panamera offers a tantalizing peek at the coming Taycan electric sedan," 8 June 2018 Kuhn, of Shelbyville, and Williams, of West Lafayette, became the two fastest half-milers ever out of Indiana high schools and rank Nos. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Purdue women, IU men second in Big Ten track; Hoosiers sizzle in 800," 13 May 2018 Jones, who was the only local invitee in the Kentucky Dream Mile May 4, a special race that drew the top 32 milers in the state, won the 1,600 and 3,200 at regionals. James Weber,, "St. Henry boys, girls lord over challengers in 1A track," 11 May 2018 He was out dueled in the 1600 by one of the top milers in the state, William McCoy from the San Diego Waves Running Club, but placed second with a time of 5:04.92. Dan Brown, Ramona Sentinel, "Olive Peirce track and field completes season at Cinco de Mayo Invitational," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of miler

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of miler

: a runner in a race that is a mile long

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