Definition of racer in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈreɪsə


1An animal or means of transport bred or designed for racing: tall-masted ocean racers
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

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