- a half-mile race.
- a runner who participates or specializes in such a race.
Origin of half-miler
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Examples from the Web for half-miler
Rindgely went in then and made the pace for the next three-quarters, and then gave place to Thatcher, a half-miler.On Your Mark!
Ralph Henry Barbour
He was trying to be a half-miler last I knew, but I saw him over with the jumpers Friday.
Billy Goode thinks the school can worry along through the year without him as a jumper or half-miler or shot-putter.
- a runner who specializes in running races over half a mile or a similar metric distance