dragster

[ drag-ster ]
/ ˈdræg stər /

noun

an automobile designed and built specifically for drag racing, especially on a ¼-mi. (402-meter) or ⅛-mi. (201-meter) drag strip.
a person who races such an automobile.

Nearby words

  1. dragonnades,
  2. dragonroot,
  3. dragoon,
  4. dragrope,
  5. dragsaw,
  6. dragsville,
  7. draguignan,
  8. dragée,
  9. drahthaar,
  10. drail

Origin of dragster

First recorded in 1945–50; drag + -ster

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British Dictionary definitions for dragster

dragster

/ (ˈdræɡstə) /

noun

a car specially built or modified for drag racing
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Word Origin and History for dragster

dragster

n.

1954, from drag (n.) in the racing sense + -ster, perhaps abstracted from roadster.

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