from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that speeds, especially a driver who exceeds a legal or safe speed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A regulator or governor for controlling the revolutions of a machine, such as an electric motor.
  • noun One who makes speed; one who advances rapidly, or who gains success.
  • noun One who or that which moves with great swiftness, as a horse.
  • noun One who or something which promotes speed; specifically, some mechanical contrivance for quickening speed of motion or operation; any speeding device in a machine, as a pair of speed-cones or cone-pulleys. See speed-multiplier.
  • noun In cotton manufacturing, a machine which takes the place of the bobbin and fly-frame, receiving the slivers from the carders, and twisting them into rovings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, speeds.
  • noun (Spinning) A machine for drawing and twisting slivers to form rovings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who speeds, or exceeds the maximum legal speed limit.
  • noun dated A machine for drawing and twisting slivers to form rovings, in spinning.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a driver who exceeds the safe speed limit


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