[ pey-ser ]
See synonyms for pacer on
  1. a person or thing that paces.

  2. a standard-bred horse that is used for pacing in harness racing.

  1. a pacemaker.

Origin of pacer

First recorded in 1650–60; pace1 + -er1

Words Nearby pacer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use pacer in a sentence

  • pacer had something wrong with his mouth, and Mr. Wood turned back his lips and examined it carefully.

    Beautiful Joe | Marshall Saunders
  • pacer winced a little, and Mr. Wood said: "Steady, steady, my beauty; 'twill soon be over."

    Beautiful Joe | Marshall Saunders
  • I think the best story about Cleve and pacer is the one that uncle told me last evening.

    Beautiful Joe | Marshall Saunders
  • He unhitched the lead team and in place of the sorrel put a saddle horse called pacer.

  • That's what most entertaining in Hillsboro is like, but, as I say, once in a while the old slow pacer wakes up.

    The Melting of Molly | Maria Thompson Daviess

British Dictionary definitions for pacer


/ (ˈpeɪsə) /

  1. a horse trained to move at a special gait, esp for racing

  2. another word for pacemaker (def. 1)

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