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Origin of pacer

First recorded in 1650–60; pace1 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for pacer

pioneer, forerunner, bellwether, leader, pacer

Examples from the Web for pacer

Historical Examples of pacer

  • But on the fast new liners this pacer was replaced by a gong.

    The Harbor

    Ernest Poole

  • He poured something from a bottle into a saucer and went back to Pacer with it.

    Beautiful Joe

    Marshall Saunders

  • So he let the reins hang a little loose, and kept his eye on Pacer.

    Beautiful Joe

    Marshall Saunders

  • It ambled in a graceful way on three legs and we called it Pacer.

  • A rough racker or pacer will prove almost as wearisome as the jog-trotter.

British Dictionary definitions for pacer


  1. a horse trained to move at a special gait, esp for racing
  2. another word for pacemaker (def. 1)
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