pac·​er | \ ˈpā-sər How to pronounce pacer (audio) \

Definition of pacer

1 : one that paces specifically : a horse whose predominant gait is the pace
2 : pacemaker

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Examples of pacer in a Sentence

a highly competitive industry in which any company that isn't a pacer quickly becomes a belly-up also-ran
Recent Examples on the Web In fact, Hazen prefers to run without a pacer and did so at Western, a formula that clearly works for him. Amanda Loudin, Outside Online, 9 July 2019 Our pacer witnessed some of our lowest points of tears, pain and discouragement. Danielle Snyder, Outside Online, 1 Oct. 2019 Acting like a pacer, the treadmill helps her maintain rhythm and stay focused during solo sessions. Outside Online, 1 Feb. 2021 An experimental cardiac pacer that used nuclear energy in 1970. Becky Yerak, WSJ, 17 Jan. 2022 With the race underway, Linden settled in along side her pacer, Charlie Lawson. Luke Webster, Outside Online, 14 Apr. 2021 Matt Scherer, a former Oregon Ducks track athlete who went on to become a professional runner and pacer, died this week. oregonlive, 9 Dec. 2021 Both Brown and Mitchell say being a pacer is rewarding. Wright Wilson, Detroit Free Press, 17 Oct. 2021 The Falmouth Road Race will also include an elite mile race, with a field which includes eight elite male athletes, eight elite female athletes, and one pacer., 13 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of pacer

1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

22 Apr 2022

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“Pacer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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pac·​er | \ ˈpā-sər How to pronounce pacer (audio) \

Medical Definition of pacer

: pacemaker sense 2 electronic cardiac pacers

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