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speeder

[spee-der] /ˈspi dər/
noun
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.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see speed, -er1
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Examples from the web for speeder
  • Officer had a reasonable suspicion to stop a speeder.
  • Speed-caused accidents happen because of the speed difference between regular traffic flow and the speeder.
  • However, grand juries rarely convict a speeder who kills.
  • Unfortunately, the members of the citizen jury identify with the speeder.
  • He stated he feels having to pay money will get the speeder's attention.
Word Origin and History for speeder
n.

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

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