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miler

Noun

1 (used only in combinations) the length of something in miles; "the race was a 30-miler"
2 a runner in a one-mile race

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English

Etymology

mile + agentive -er

Pronunciation

(Canada) /ˈmaɪlər/

Noun

  1. an athlete or a horse who specializes in running races of one mile (often used in a compound with a number or fraction)
    • 1905, E.W. Hornung, A Thief in the Night
      But the master himself was an old Oxford miler, who could still bear it better than I; nay, as I flagged and stumbled, I heard him pounding steadily behind.
    • 1907, Arthur Conan Doyle, Through the Magic Door
      The champion sprinter is seldom a five-miler as well.

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