racer

noun
rac·​er | \ ˈrā-sər How to pronounce racer (audio) \

Definition of racer

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.
Recent Examples on the Web The new Aryton line is named after the famed Brazilian racer, Ayrton Senna da Silva, who won a staggering 41 Formula 1 races and three world championships before his death in 1994. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, "Meet a New Trio of Superyachts Inspired by Formula 1 Champ Ayrton Senna da Silva," 30 Apr. 2021 Using the engineering design process, design, create, test and refine the fastest racer. Anchorage Daily News, "2021 Summer Camps," 21 Apr. 2021 Born of the need to homologate the 911 GT3 Cup racer's control-arm front suspension, the strut-type layout that 911s have used since the 1960s is tossed aside for this model. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, "2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Leaves Us Breathless," 20 Apr. 2021 Valerie Thompson is currently the world’s fastest female motorcycle racer. Joe Michaud, San Diego Union-Tribune, "The need for speed: Valerie Thompson looks to become fastest on 2 wheels," 18 Apr. 2021 The Petersen Automotive Museum salutes the legendary Italian auto racer who founded the high-end sports car company that bears his name in this virtual event. Los Angeles Times, "22 weekend culture picks: A Belafonte birthday bash with Jay-Z and Tiffany Haddish," 25 Feb. 2021 Another racer, Gunnar Johnson, caught up to King and the two decided to stick together in the storm. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, "“Send help now”: Two mushers describe the events that led to their rescue from the Kobuk 440 race trail," 10 Apr. 2021 Her long list of medals and championships makes Vonn the most successful American ski racer, and she is considered one of the greatest skiers in the world. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lindsey Vonn, Alex Smith, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Matt James and Tyler Cameron to be a part of Milwaukee High School Sports Awards," 13 Apr. 2021 Her long list of medals and championships makes Vonn the most successful American ski racer, and she is considered one of the greatest skiers in the world. Detroit Free Press, "Lindsey Vonn, Alex Smith, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Matt James and Tyler Cameron to be a part of Detroit High School Sports Awards," 12 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of racer

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 May 2021

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“Racer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racer. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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racer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of racer

: a person or animal that races
: a car, boat, etc., that is used in racing

racer

noun
rac·​er | \ ˈrā-sər How to pronounce racer (audio) \

Kids Definition of racer

1 : a person, animal, or vehicle that participates in or is used for participation in races
2 : a long slender active snake (as the blacksnake)

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