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pacer

pacer \pa"cer\, n. One who, or that which, paces.

2. Especially: A horse trained to a special gait in which both feet on one side leave the ground together; a horse that paces. [WordNet sense 2]

3. A horse used to set the pace in racing. [WordNet sense 3]

Syn: pacemaker, pacesetter.

Wiktionary
pacer

n. 1 One who paces. 2 A breed of horse used in harness races. 3 Short for pacemaker. 4 (context Australian English) A mechanical pencil.

WordNet
pacer
  1. n. a horse used to set the pace in racing [syn: pacemaker, pacesetter]

  2. a horse trained to a special gait in which both feet on one side leave the ground together

Wikipedia
Pacer (train)

Pacer is the operational name of the British Rail Classes 140, 141, 142, 143 and 144 diesel multiple unit railbuses, built between 1980 and 1987. Intended as a short-term solution to a shortage of rolling stock (with a lifespan of no more than 20 years), as of 2016 many Pacer railbuses are still in use.

The Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations require that all public passenger trains must be accessible to disabled people by 2020. Only one Pacer (the modernised 144e) currently meets this requirement, and the remainder will therefore need to be withdrawn by that date unless they receive an extensive refurbishment. Porterbrook, which owns the Class 143 and Class 144 fleets, has proposed such a refurbishment for the rest of the fleet, while Angel Trains, which owns the Class 142 fleet, does not see such a refurbishment as a viable option. The Long Term Passenger Rolling Stock Strategy published in 2014 for the rail industry indicates no new DMUs will be ordered in the following 10 years, which means Pacers will need to be replaced by existing DMUs cascaded from newly electrified lines.

Pacer

Pacer, PACER or Pacers may refer to:

Pacer (album)

Pacer is an album released in October 1995 by the Amps, Kim Deal's side project from her group the Breeders, who took a break from playing together beginning in late 1994. Deal recruited two new musicians and named the group the Amps. The band recorded Pacer at several studios in the USA and in Ireland, with different engineers each time, including Steve Albini, Bryce Goggin, and John Agnello.

The album received mixed reviews, ranging from highly enthusiastic to quite dismissive. Despite radio airplay for its single, "Tipp City", Pacer did not sell well. The Amps toured in 1995 and 1996 with groups such as Sonic Youth, Guided By Voices, and Foo Fighters. In 1996, Deal changed the band's name back to the Breeders, making Pacer the Amps' only album.

PACER (law)

PACER ( acronym for Public Access to Court Electronic Records) is an electronic public access service of United States federal court documents. It allows users to obtain case and docket information from the United States district courts, United States courts of appeals, and United States bankruptcy courts. The system is managed by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts in accordance with the policies of the Judicial Conference, headed by the Chief Justice of the United States. As of 2013, it holds more than 500 million documents.

Each court maintains its own system, with a small subset of information from each case transferred to the U.S. Party/Case Index server, located in San Antonio, Texas at the PACER Service Center, each night. Records are submitted to the individual courts using the Federal Judiciary's Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system, and usually accepts the filing of documents in the Portable Document Format (PDF) through the courts' electronic court filing (e-filing) system. Each court maintains its own databases with case information. Because PACER database systems are maintained within each court, each jurisdiction will have a different URL.

PACER has been criticized for being technically out of date and hard to use, and for demanding fees for records which are in the public domain. In reaction, non-profit projects have begun to make such documents available online for free. One such project, RECAP, was related to a federal criminal investigation of Aaron Swartz which was later dropped.

Pacer (dinghy)

The Pacer class of sailing dinghy, formerly known as the Puffin Pacer, was designed in the United Kingdom by Jack Holt. It was commissioned by Puffin Paints and Glues to be designed as yacht for use by families. It has since become a popular learning and racing dinghy in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, India and the UK. The name was changed in the UK early 1970s, although Australia continued to use the name until 1989, when they followed the UK in dropping the "puffin" and chose the wedge-tailed shearwater as the boat's symbol.

Available with both wooden and fiberglass hulls and designed to be sailed by a crew of two, the Pacer has a rig consisting of three sails: a mainsail, jib and a spinnaker.

In a mixed fleet of classes, the Pacer races off a Portsmouth Yardstick handicap of 1193.

Usage examples of "pacer".

Fedya himself at the head of the scout party, slightly hunched over the shaggy mane of his pacer, resembled a predatory pangolin wriggling towards a fat fly entangled in the grass.

The cars are the beater first cars kids drive in high school: Gremlins and Pacers, Mavericks and Hornets, Pintos, International Harvester pickup trucks, lowered Camaros and Dusters and Impalas.

He knew that he wouldn't have resented this latest concentration of fire liz ards, obviously companioning holders prosperous enough to own fast pacers, if the earlier caravan hadn't been just as well favored with the creatures.

He knew that he wouldn't have resented this latest concentration of fire lizards, obviously companioning holders prosperous enough to own fast pacers, if the earlier caravan hadn't been just as well favored with the creatures.

He knew that he wouldn't have resented this latest concentration of fire lizards, obviously companioning holders prosperous enough to own fast pacers, if the earlier caravan hadn't been just as well favoured with the creatures.