racer [rey-ser] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for racer on Thesaurus.com noun

  1. a person, animal, or thing that races or takes part in a race, as a racehorse, bicycle, yacht, etc.
  2. anything having great speed.
  3. racing skate.
  4. a turntable on which a heavy gun is turned.
  5. any of several slender, active snakes of the genera Coluber and Masticophis.

Origin of racer First recorded in 1640–50; race1 + -er1 Related formsmin·i·rac·er, noun Related Words for racer runner, sprinter, marathoner Examples from the Web for racer Contemporary Examples of racer

  • Teams generally race in a relay format with one racer always on the road.

    Pippa Middleton To Cycle Across America … Starting Tomorrow

    Tom Sykes

    June 13, 2014

  • Teams may put more than one racer on the road at a time if they feel it will be advantageous.

    Pippa Middleton To Cycle Across America … Starting Tomorrow

    Tom Sykes

    June 13, 2014

  • Tension was high in Maranello, Italy, where Schumacher brought Ferrari to the podium in F1 racing more than any other racer.

    Formula 1 Champion Michael Schumacher In Coma After Ski Accident

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    December 30, 2013

  • Only then would a racer likely get a chance at a World Cup berth, from the very back of the start list.

    Skiing Prodigy Mikaela Shiffrin Looks Ahead to Sochi

    Jake Bright

    December 1, 2013

  • One mistake could injure not just the racer but his competitors, as well.

    Can NASCAR Driver Trevor Bayne Race Safely With Multiple Sclerosis?

    Kent Sepkowitz

    November 13, 2013

  • Historical Examples of racer

  • The tortoise in the right road will beat a racer in the wrong.


    Samuel Smiles

  • The Blanchita is a light craft, and skims over the water like a racer.

    Four Young Explorers

    Oliver Optic

  • He instantly ordered the Racer to be got under weigh to go in search of them.

    The Three Midshipmen

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Each time he essayed it, the other racer swerved in front and cut off the road.

    From the Car Behind

    Eleanor M. Ingram

  • Kingdon could drive the car home and Hebler could run the racer.

    Penny of Top Hill Trail

    Belle Kanaris Maniates

  • British Dictionary definitions for racer racer noun

    1. a person, animal, or machine that races
    2. a turntable used to traverse a heavy gun
    3. any of several long slender nonvenomous North American snakes of the colubrid genus Coluber and related genera, such as C. lateralis (striped racer)

    Word Origin and History for racer n.

    1640s of persons; 1793 of vehicles, agent noun from race (v.).

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