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

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

fast, jiffy, quickly, rapidly, speed, swiftly

Examples from the Web for speeder

Historical Examples of speeder

  • At a is the slot for receiving the arm from the speeder and from the stop motion.

    Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II

    Joshua Rose

  • It is obvious that the speeder can be adjusted while the engine is running.

  • "Speeder," Ben snapped as he jumped down the steps to the side hatch.

    Code Three

    Rick Raphael

  • The speeder has under her care as many machines as her skill can control.

    The Woman Who Toils

    Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst

  • The girl at the speeder next to me had just had her hand mashed to a jelly.

    The Woman Who Toils

    Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst

Word Origin and History for speeder


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

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