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[spee-der] /ˈspi dər/
a person or thing that speeds.
a driver who exceeds the legal speed limit.
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mollocher, the first Cub at bat, let a speeder go past because it was a trifle wide.

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

    Code Three Rick Raphael
  • If success was to be won, it would be by just that very narrow margin, which the breaking in of a new "speeder" would jeopardize.

    Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards
  • The speeder watches her ropers run out; these stand at the top and back of the line.

    The Woman Who Toils Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
  • 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 type who to-day has become politely a speeder up was then the man with the whip.

    The Soul of John Brown Stephen Graham
  • Mr. Marwin done brung me in his speeder by d Hudson Riber Turnpike.

    Natalie: A Garden Scout Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • In less time than usual she worked to the top and became the "speeder," drawing almost double pay.

    Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards
  • At a is the slot for receiving the arm from the speeder and from the stop motion.

  • To adjust this, instrument, loosen the speeder C and turn the barrel until the proper adjustment is obtained.

    Measuring Tools Unknown
Word Origin and History for speeder

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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