racer

noun

rac·​er ˈrā-sər How to pronounce racer (audio)
1
: one that races or is used for racing
2
: any of various active American colubrid snakes (genus Coluber and Mastigophis): such as

Examples of racer in a Sentence

He is a stock car racer. His horse will be a great racer.
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Word History

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of racer was in 1648

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“Racer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racer. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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racer

noun
rac·​er ˈrā-sər How to pronounce racer (audio)
1
: one that races or is used for racing
2
: any of various long swift usually black or bluish American snakes
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