sprint´er


sprint´er
sprint «sprihnt», verb, noun.
–v.i.
to run at full speed, especially for a short distance: »

The runners sprinted to the finish line.

–n.
1. a short race at full speed: »

The first of the added-money runs was the $22,725 Autumn Day Handicap, a sprint for fillies and mares (New York Times).

2. any short spell of running, rowing, or other exercise, at full speed.
3. Figurative: »

to finish the job with a sprint of very hard work.

[Middle English sprenten, probably < Scandinavian (compare Old Icelandic spretta)]
sprint´er, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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