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speed merchant

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speed merchant

noun phrase

  1. A very fast runner: The little guy could really scoot, a speed merchant (1910+ Baseball)
  2. A very good fastball pitcher: He had a glass arm and he certainly was no speed merchant (1940s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • But at Ranleigh he soon learned what it was to be something of a speed merchant where dressing was concerned.

    King of Ranleigh

    F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton
  • A pitcher who was merely a β€œspeed merchant” could not have lasted three innings against the Wolves, who β€œate speed.”

    Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager

    Burt L. Standish

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