Entry from British & World English dictionary
A competitor who is among the last in a race: he had a tendency to make mistakes when he was lapping backmarkers
More example sentences
- The sprint with its bonus may be the big attraction, but a backmarkers ' invitation race, 1600m open handicap and youths' 90m and 800m handicap races will also feature.
- A helicopter is commissioned to carry a race judge, solely to clamp down on backmarkers taking tows from cars in the convoy during the mountain stages.
- How does a team explain to its sponsor that its driver will not be part of the weekly story line the rest of the season because he is now considered a backmarker?
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Line breaks: back|mark¦er
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