racer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n racer slender fast-moving North American snakes
    • n racer an animal that races
    • n racer a fast car that competes in races
    • n racer someone who drives racing cars at high speeds
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Racer (Mil) One of the circular iron or steel rails on which the chassis of a heavy gun is turned.
    • Racer One who, or that which, races, or contends in a race; esp., a race horse. "And bade the nimblest racer seize the prize."
    • Racer (Zoöl) The common American black snake.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n racer One who races; a runner or contestant in a race or in races of any kind.
    • n racer A race-horse.
    • n racer Hence, anything having great speed.
    • n racer In a braiding-machine, a traversing support for tension and spool-holding apparatus.
    • n racer A snake of the genus Scotophis (or Coluber), S. obsoletus, also called pilot black-snake or pilot-snake, It is black, with a mottled black and yellow belly, and has the median dorsal scales carinated.
    • n racer A snake, Bascanion constrictor, the common black-snake of the eastern United States. It is blue or blue-black, with greenish-blue belly, and has smooth scales.
    • n racer A poor, thin, or spent fish; a slink: applied to mackerel, shad, salmon, etc.
    • n racer A sandcrab. See Ocypoda
    • n racer Same as race-plate.
    • n racer In the Southern States, applied to the corn-snake, Callopeltis getulus, a large harmless snake of a reddish-brown color with redder markings.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Racer one who races: a racehorse
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rǽs, stream; Ice. rás, rapid course.

Usage

In literature:

The single funnel rose between the captain's cabin and the wireless room, and had the rakish tilt of the racer.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
No more than they taught the blindest racer after money in all London.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
They were hardly through the gate and well established in an eddy when the bell brought the racers pacing or scurrying in.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
There was a tremendous head on the cylinders and they ran like a racer.
"Ralph on the Engine" by Allen Chapman
There were thirty tribes or bands, each with its choicest racer on the track.
"The Bridge of the Gods" by Frederic Homer Balch
The speedboat climbed to the step and planed along like a racer, leaving a foaming wake.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
Every eye was trained upon the racers, the excitement was tense.
"A Breath of Prairie and other stories" by Will Lillibridge
The trotter can no more be put to his speed upon an ordinary road than can the racer himself.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880" by Various
We are all blind racers on the track of earth.
"The Heart of the New Thought" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Hartigan mounted his racer and sped thitherward at nightfall.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
He leapt into his racer and burned up the road to Vegas.
"Shadow Mountain" by Dane Coolidge
And yet another, O racer of the blind winds, O germinator in the ruins of the dead, O root of life, root of corruption!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 5 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
At present he hardly knows the difference between a roadster and a racer.
"Jimbo" by Algernon Blackwood
It may be the presence of a rival sprinter back of him; in this case that racer was the fire.
"The Boy Scouts in the Maine Woods" by Herbert Carter
He drew back out of the road toward his own racer.
"The Bartlett Mystery" by Louis Tracy
Fifty thousand men and women breathe with those racers.
"The Garden of Eden" by Max Brand
He thought it a finer thing to be a horse-racer and a gambler.
"Sir Jasper Carew His Life and Experience" by Charles James Lever
Again on the level road, he shot forward like a racer.
"Harper's Round Table, August 20, 1895" by Various
The sails of the racers are probably the most wonderful part of their whole make up.
"Harper's Round Table, September 17, 1895" by Various
Then, these aerial racers, O how swift!
"Young's Night Thoughts" by Edward Young
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In poetry:

"I go, my love, but with thy leave,
To try my racer's speed
Upon the course—a noble Earl
And I have so agreed."
"A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
Then Twardowski mounts the racer,
Makes it trot and caracole;
And the building was no facer -
There it stood, complete and whole!
"Twardowski's Wife" by Adam Mickiewicz
Flye on, flye on, swift Racer, untill she
Whom thou of all ador'st shall learne of thee
The pace t'outfly thee, and shall teach thee groan,
What terrour 'tis t'outgo and be outgon.
"A Forsaken Lady To Her False Servant That Is Disdained" by Richard Lovelace
The pistol flashed, and off they went
Like lightning on the steep descent,
Resistlessly down-swooping, swift
O'er the smooth face of polished drift
The racers strain with might and main.
But in the lead flies Carl the Dane.
"The Demon Snow-Shoes (A Legend of Kiandra)" by Barcroft Henry Boake

In news:

While most Florida racers do not make the almost 14 hour drive (from Miami and it is much longer in an RV) to Bryson City, dedicated Scoot Skate and Bike Co.
NHRA Nitro Special sparks October issue of RACER.
Cole actually began his career as a BMX racer, riding without training wheels at age 2.
' Senna ' drives Formula One racer's story home.
The greatest of all Grand Prix racers gets a movie worthy of his name.
' Senna ' is a thrilling look at a Formula One racer who lived on the edge.
Spirit of a Racer in a Dog's Blood.
If you want a look at where the next great bike racers will emerge, you could do worse than to head to tiny Silver City .
This time last year, racers were faced with 20+mph winds, hail, snow, rain, and sub 50deg temps.
Every year in the USA there is one race that seems to attract racers from foreign countries more so than any other event, why is that.
The Silver State Nitro Challenge has been attracting racers from throughout the world for years.
A skateboard race was interrupted – at least for one racer - by a deer.
There were 219 total racers in this race including 23 XC1 Pro riders.
To offer spec racers a new weapon for their racing arsenal, the Ballistic High-RPM Red Wire Stator -17.5T (#S6627) can be installed in any Ballistic 540 brushless motor.
Here's just the thing for that boy racer on your Christmas shopping list: a $1,700 steering wheel with lights and a data readout window mounted into the rim.
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