Definition of racer in English:


Line breaks: racer
Pronunciation: /ˈreɪsə


  • 1An animal or means of transport bred or designed for racing: tall-masted ocean racers
    More example sentences
    • She grinned at him, and held his hand for a second as sign of gratitude, before running into the last building, where the pure bred racers were kept.
    • Over the years he has overseen a change in his yard with National Hunt horses now outnumbering Flat racers having had more of an even split in earlier years.
    • These budget racers are designed to offer the average fan the chance to go racing without breaking the bank account.
  • 1.1A person who competes in races: a car that every top racer wants to drive he’s Britain’s No 1 downhill racer
    More example sentences
    • Europe's top racers will compete in this jaw-dropping demonstration race.
    • The young racers compete year-round in qualifying races in more than 150 cities and communities.
    • The instructors are driving experts and accomplished racers with over 150 race wins and twenty professional championships to their credit.
  • 1.2 [as modifier] another term for racerback. a racer bra
  • 2A fast-moving, harmless, and typically slender-bodied snake.
    • Several genera in the family Colubridae: genus Coluber, including the American C. constrictor and the European C. gemonensis (see also whip snake), and the Asian genera Ptyas and Argyrogena (also called rat snake)
    More example sentences
    • A black snake - a harmless racer - dropped noisily from a low sable palm branch and disappeared into the underbrush.
    • Red racers, by contrast, cross open areas all the time.
    • One is the Saint Lucia racer, perhaps the rarest snake in the world, and the other is the worm snake, one of the smallest, measuring less than six inches long.
  • 3A circular horizontal rail along which the carriage or traversing platform of a heavy gun moves.

More definitions of racer

Definition of racer in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day mage
Pronunciation: meɪdʒ
a magician or learned person