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dragster

[drag-ster] /ˈdræg stər/
noun
1.
an automobile designed and built specifically for drag racing, especially on a ¼-mi. (402-meter) or ⅛-mi. (201-meter) drag strip.
2.
a person who races such an automobile.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; drag + -ster
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British Dictionary definitions for dragster

dragster

/ˈdræɡstə/
noun
1.
a car specially built or modified for drag racing
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Word Origin and History for dragster
n.

1954, from drag (n.) in the racing sense + -ster, perhaps abstracted from roadster.

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Slang definitions & phrases for dragster

dragster

noun

A car used in drag races, esp one purposely built for such competition (1950s+ Hot rodders)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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