Definition of speed merchant in English:

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speed merchant


1A motorist who enjoys driving fast.
Example sentences
  • Morecambe seems to have more than its fair share of lousy drivers - both speed merchants with no regard for people's safety and the monotonous slow coaches who don't know what third gear is for.
  • Imola may have had its sharpest teeth pulled, but it still remains the track which brings drivers out in a cold sweat; the one which splits the speed merchants from the boy racers.
  • I'm not for a minute suggesting that Northern drivers are the only ones guilty of this; there are too many southern speed merchants as well.
2 Cricket & Baseball A fast bowler or pitcher.
Example sentences
  • Doncaster, meanwhile, have to wait another week before being joined by Pakistani Test bowler, Shabbir Ahmed, who with fellow Pakistani speed merchant, Shoaib Aktar, has been dogged by accusations of suspect bowling actions.

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