Meaning of pacer in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpeɪsə/


  • 1A pacemaker.

    ‘Thus if you start playing tennis or jogging, the pacer will sense the motion and up your heart rate.’
    • ‘Anyhow, it will be your doctor who decides what kind of pacer you need.’
    • ‘Ventricular burst stimulation may be delivered through a permanent pacer to terminate organized ventricular tachycardia (although this may prompt ventricular fibrillation so an external defibrillator must be at the ready).’
    • ‘He was a pacer, particularly when nurturing an idea in its embryonic form.’
    • ‘Weight loss despite adequate calories suggests an overactive thyroid (a blood test is necessary), Parkinsonism, diabetes, or a hyperactive Alzheimer pacer.’
  • 2mainly US A horse bred or trained to pace, used in some types of racing.

    ‘Pacing is faster than trotting, which is why pacers and trotters run separately in harness racing’
    • ‘Now this weekend, the Inter Dominion harness racing championship winds up with the pacer's Grand Final, this year worth a record prize money of a million dollars.’
    • ‘‘It is a little less competitive with the trotters compared to pacers,’ she said.’
    • ‘He also raced one or two pacers at Addington Raceway.’
    • ‘But it was something that perhaps wasn't as common originally, and so it was only really the selective breeding that increased the number of pacers to the extent where we actually have more pacers running around now than we do trotters.’