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pacer

[pey-ser]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that paces.
  2. a standard-bred horse that is used for pacing in harness racing.
  3. a pacemaker.
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Origin of pacer

First recorded in 1650–60; pace1 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for pacer

Historical Examples

  • 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

pacer

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