Definition of racerunner in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrāsˌrənər/


Any of a number of fast-moving active lizards with longitudinal markings and a pointed snout, in particular.
  • An American lizard (genus Cnemidophorus, family Teiidae)..
Example sentences
  • Making my way down a trail through rosemary scrub in Florida's central sandhills, I surprised a six-lined racerunner (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus, so named for the lines that run the length of its body) basking in a wheel rut.

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Syllabification: race·run·ner

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