a person or thing that speeds.
a driver who exceeds the legal speed limit.
a small self-propelled railroad car powered by a gasoline engine and used by section hands.

Nearby words

  1. speed-read,
  2. speed-up,
  3. speedball,
  4. speedboat,
  5. speedboating,
  6. speedfreak,
  7. speeding,
  8. speedingly,
  9. speedo,
  10. speedometer

Origin of speeder

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at speed, -er1

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Word Origin and History for speeder



"one who drives fast," 1891, agent noun from speed (v.).

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