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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
racer
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
boy racer
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
boy
▪ Although the boy racers may jeer, it is still a very pleasant car to drive, as well.
▪ Lucker, boy racer, bowls through the forest like a modern missile.
Boy racers should be forced into slow lane BOY racers are not the problem but the symptom.
▪ It is very much for junior boy racers, and at £11,995 it's well priced against similarly-equipped rivals.
▪ I put my foot to the floor and screamed down the winding lane, standing on my brakes like a boy racer.
▪ Meanwhile what of the boy racer?
▪ Just as we stepped over a rise, we nearly fell over the boy racer and party having their lunch.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a motorcycle racer
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Auto racer Dale Earnhardt, killed two weeks ago in the Daytona 500, came in sixth with $ 24.5 million.
▪ In either case Kasper could only have got there, like many of the top racers, on crutches.
▪ It will kick off with a seminar on diet and fitness before looking at every aspect of becoming a successful pro racer.
▪ Nine of the world's top wheelchair racers due to take part have best times up to 18 minutes inside the restriction.
▪ Now, the 25-year-old stock car racer is on the road to recovery after emerging from a coma.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Racer

Racer \Ra"cer\ (r[=a]"s[~e]r), n.

  1. One who, or that which, races, or contends in a race; esp., a race horse.

    And bade the nimblest racer seize the prize.
    --Pope.

  2. (Zo["o]l.) The common American black snake.

  3. (Mil.) One of the circular iron or steel rails on which the chassis of a heavy gun is turned.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
racer

1640s of persons; 1793 of vehicles, agent noun from race (v.).

Wiktionary
racer

n. 1 Someone who takes part in a race. 2 A racehorse. 3 An animal known for its fast speed, or suitable for racing; applied especially to a number of North American snakes, certain kinds of lake trout, etc. 4 A vehicle or other device used for racing.

WordNet
racer
  1. n. someone who drives racing cars at high speeds [syn: race driver, automobile driver]

  2. a fast car that competes in races [syn: race car, racing car]

  3. an animal that races

  4. slender fast-moving North American snakes

Wikipedia
Racer (simulator)

Racer, fully named Racer Free Car Simulation, is a freeware and source available video game simulator that runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

Although Racer started out as a driving simulator, it also has features that are usually seen in racing games, such as racing against AI cars, or against human opponents in multiplayer mode. Its weak points, when compared with commercial racing games, is the absence of wear/damage physics or a career mode.

An important characteristic of Racer is its openness. The software itself is maintained exclusively by creator Ruud van Gaal, but the formats for cars, tracks and other data are documented. Furthermore, tools to aid in car and track creation are part of the release. As a result, a large number of cars has been created and published, in a large variety: Formula One, GT, vintage, trucks, daily drivers, luxury sedans...even a shopping trolley has been modelled. Likewise, tracks are available in various types, from true racing circuits to drag strips, mountain roads, and even a car park.

Racer was first released on 29 August 2000, and has been continuously updated up to the present day. Over the years, a community has grown around Racer. The main forum for Racer is at RaceDepartment Forums.

Racer (Kennywood)

The Racer is a wooden roller coaster located at Kennywood Park, in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. It is a racing, moebius loop coaster; one of only three in the world.

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Racer (magazine)

Racer is a monthly, California-based motorsports magazine.

Usage examples of "racer".

One-time mountain bike racer, David was appointed for a two-year stint as second in command of the Royal Marine biathlon team, in which he is basically a full-time paid athlete who spends a lot of time on skis in Norway.

While the Fiver looked small in the company of the battle cruisers, even destroyers, she had the sleekness of a stellar racer combined with the toughness of a military craft.

There was a distinct slope that made forward progress not only possible, but unavoidable, so she lay in the position of a luge racer, except with her arms stretched up over her head because of the low roof, and let herself slide down after Abby.

Ayla whistled for Racer, a whistle different from the one she used to call Whinney, and by the time she had patted him, and scratched him, and talked to him, she was ready to face Jondalar again.

Turning around, he broke into a great welcoming smile as he saw the wolf coming straight for him with Racer close behind, and best of all there was Ayla riding Whinney.

During these moments before practice and a race, Britt, the racer, and Karl, the racing mechanic, can temporarily suppress the otherwise overriding fact of why they travel the world in the guise of a racing team.

Seven tripods never touched by fire, ten bars of gold, twenty burnished cauldrons, a dozen massive stallions, racers who earned me trophies with their speed.

The Radon - Ulzers continued to act in concert, locked together by the energy binders, but the racer was out of control.

Brahms I was hearing through the walls, but some loony cycle racer blaring U2, revving up his Ducati.

He lightened his weight as only a fine horseman can do, shifting a few vital inches forward, and with the burden falling more over his withers, El Sangre fled like a racer down the valley.

More the type of a tough hardy steeplechaser than an ex-flat racer graduating to jumps.

Then she led her to Racer and showed the girl how to hold the teasel to curry the shaggy winter coat of the young horse.

I had two sets of friends, a circle of popular high-school kids who I would carouse with, and then my athlete friends, the bike racers and runners and triathletes, some of them grown men.

Our dogs, purebred Siberian Huskies, could surpass many Alaskan dogs in toughness and cold resistance, but most modern racers used hound Husky crossbred dogs that are speedier than pure arctic breeds.

Some of the finest sled dog racers are Athabascans from Alaska and the Yukon, yet most of them can no longer afford to compete in some of the top races.