Examples of tracer in a Sentence
The enemy fired tracers at the aircraft carrier.
They injected her with a radioactive tracer and tracked it via X-rays.
Recent Examples of tracer from the Web
Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDone Any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other incendiary devices in any location on federal lands is always prohibited.
Skinny: Bauer should have been ahead, 0-1, but plate umpire Adam Hamari missed the call on a low tracer to the inside edge at the knees.
The PKMT is an adaptation of the PK infantry machine gun for armored vehicles and can fire conventional, tracer, and armor piercing incendiary round to an effective range of 1,500 meters.
With two outs and the bases loaded in the seventh, Chris Taylor crushed a fastball from Craig Stammen, sending a tracer over the left-field wall.
Cameras were set up at Wallops and in Duck, N.C., to track the color tracers through the air.
The vapor tracers will allow scientists on the ground to view the movement of the particles in the ionosphere, a part of Earth's atmosphere that stretches to the edge of space, to learn more about the movement of the air currents at that altitude.
Three chemicals interacted to form the color tracers — barium, strontium and cupric-oxide.
Muzzle flashes lit up the jungle, tracer bullets from anti-aircraft guns scouring the humid air.
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First Known Use of tracer
TRACER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tracer for English Language Learners
: a type of bullet that shows its path by creating smoke or light as it moves through the air
medical : a substance that is put in a patient's body so that doctors can watch a biological process (such as digestion) or see how a condition (such as cancer) is progressing
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