Definition of claimer in English:



  • 1A person who claims something.

    ‘the top claimer of taxpayer-funded expenses’
    • ‘The area I live in has a very high percentage of benefit claimers.’
    • ‘Obviously, frequent claimers don't benefit from such lower premiums.’
    • ‘Sadly the compensation claimers are whacking up costs as lawyers sue hospitals for massive chunks of their budgets.’
    • ‘Unfortunately the non-claimers are subsidising the claimers in this claim and compensation culture.’
    • ‘I do find it's good practice to be politely skeptical about unsupported historical claims that happen to align themselves with the claimer's philosophical or political ends.’
    • ‘Those with genuine grievances are given the run-around while bogus claimers cost us all more in the end.’
    • ‘They should enter into some negotiation with the claimers in the case and arrive at some consensus now.’
    • ‘Senior authority members were among the biggest overall claimers.’
    • ‘I would like to ascertain that it is not the claimer/victim of the accident who is putting premiums up but the causer of the accident for their stupidity or lack of attention.’
    • ‘The whiplash claimers in car accidents cannot except in extreme cases be detected medically’
    • ‘Until more rigid checks are included you will get these sort of false claimers.’
    • ‘I'm not a regular claimer but the system is there to help people through temporary periods of unemployment.’
    • ‘The former tourism minister is one of the most prolific expense claimers in Parliament.’
    • ‘If you're a frequent claimer, then annual limits are what you need to focus on.’
    claimant, aspirant
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  • 2Horse racing
    A race in which every horse participating is for sale at a stipulated price.

    ‘he was fourth in a 2m claimer at Bangor last week’
    • ‘He'll never get sold; he'll never run in a claiming race.’
    • ‘The first is a one-mile claimer and the second a one-and-a-half-mile 0-60 handicap.’
    • ‘He did not win again until late 2002 when he won back-to-back claiming races at Aqueduct and Philadelphia Park.’
    • ‘As my grandpa used to say, 'a 2-1 winner in a claimer is always better than a 2-1 loser in the Derby.'’
    • ‘Righty Ho had, however, previously won a claimer at Carlisle and finished second in a handicap at Nottingham.’
    1. 2.1British A jockey who claims a weight allowance in a race.
      ‘the horse has been ridden by a 7 lb claimer in his two runs’
      • ‘The 5lb claimer, who only turned professional recently, fought out a tremendous finish for the biggest success of his career.’
      • ‘Six furlongs out in the two-mile event, Captain's Leap was going well, but not as well as Janoramic, ridden by a fine young claimer.’
      • ‘The 3lb claimer can record another notable success tomorrow on Misternando.’
      • ‘Still a 7lb claimer at that point last March, he won on his very first ride back.’
      • ‘Partnered by an inexperienced claimer, the six-year-old stayed on well to finish third.’
    2. 2.2US A horse entered in a claiming race.
      • ‘This year's Claiming Crown turned into a stage for the country's leading trainer of claimers, Scott Lake.’
      • ‘Hunting Cat was scratched from the race for $10,000 claimers.’
      • ‘Sea Reel won her first career start against maiden claimers at Hollywood on June 14.’
      • ‘Former claimer Trailthefox became a graded-stakes winner on Saturday, cruising to a victory over Starbury in the Arlington-Washington Futurity.’
      • ‘He defeated six rivals in the event for $20,000 maiden claimers.’
      • ‘The six-year-old gelding finished ninth of ten in the one-mile race for $25,000 claimers.’