Definition of claimer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈklāmər/


1A person who claims something: most people aren’t big claimers—just 5 per cent of Americans account for 50 per cent of the healthcare bill
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  • Obviously, frequent claimers don't benefit from such lower premiums.
  • They should enter into some negotiation with the claimers in the case and arrive at some consensus now.
  • Sadly the compensation claimers are whacking up costs as lawyers sue hospitals for massive chunks of their budgets.
2 Horse Racing (also claiming race) A race in which every horse participating is for sale at a stipulated price.
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  • He did not win again until late 2002 when he won back-to-back claiming races at Aqueduct and Philadelphia Park.
  • He'll never get sold; he'll never run in a claiming race.
  • The first is a one-mile claimer and the second a one-and-a-half-mile 0-60 handicap.
2.1US A horse entered in a claiming race: the horses are bottom-level claimers, which is $3,200 at Fairmount
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  • The six-year-old gelding finished ninth of ten in the one-mile race for $25,000 claimers.
  • Former claimer Trailthefox became a graded-stakes winner on Saturday, cruising to a victory over Starbury in the Arlington-Washington Futurity.
  • Sea Reel won her first career start against maiden claimers at Hollywood on June 14.
2.2British A jockey who claims a weight allowance in a race: the horse has been ridden by a 7lb claimer in his two runs
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  • The 5lb claimer, who only turned professional recently, fought out a tremendous finish for the biggest success of his career.
  • Still a 7lb claimer at that point last March, he won on his very first ride back.
  • Partnered by an inexperienced claimer, the six-year-old stayed on well to finish third.

Words that rhyme with claimer

crema, defamer, framer, proclaimer, Shema, tamer

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Syllabification: claim·er

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