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speeder

[spee-der]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that speeds.
  2. a driver who exceeds the legal speed limit.
  3. a small self-propelled railroad car powered by a gasoline engine and used by section hands.

Origin of speeder

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at speed, -er1
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Examples from the Web for speeder

Historical Examples

  • At a is the slot for receiving the arm from the speeder and from the stop motion.

    Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II

    Joshua Rose

  • It is obvious that the speeder can be adjusted while the engine is running.

  • "Speeder," Ben snapped as he jumped down the steps to the side hatch.

    Code Three

    Rick Raphael

  • The speeder has under her care as many machines as her skill can control.

    The Woman Who Toils

    Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst

  • The girl at the speeder next to me had just had her hand mashed to a jelly.

    The Woman Who Toils

    Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst


Word Origin and History for speeder

n.

"one who drives fast," 1891, agent noun from speed (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper