Definition of relayer in English:

relayer

noun

  • 1A person or animal that lays something again. Compare "re-lay"rare.

  • 2Railways (originally and chiefly US). As a mass noun: a length of rail too worn for heavy usage but which is suitable for re-laying on a line with lighter traffic. Chiefly attributive, especially in "relayer rail". Now rare.

noun

  • 1Baseball. A fielder who acts as the middle player in a relay play.

  • 2A person who participates in a relay race.

noun

  • A person who or thing which relays something.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From re-lay + -er. Compare earlier layer<br>early 20th century; earliest use found in Eau Claire (Wisconsin) Leader. From relay + -er<br>1920s. From relay + -er. Compare French relayeur person in charge of a place for changing horses.

Pronunciation

relayer

/ˌriːˈleɪə/