Definition of sprinter in US English:

sprinter

noun

  • An athlete who races over short distances.

    ‘an Olympic sprinter’
    • ‘She was looking for a sprinter who could become a bobsleigh pusher, giving her team a competitive edge with explosive starts.’
    • ‘To the inexperienced observer, sprinters are experts at wasting time.’
    • ‘He has been ranked one of the top ten sprinters in the world for the past ten years.’
    • ‘Now she is an athlete, a medal-winning sprinter whose earnings have helped her family build this house.’
    • ‘A sprinter's season consists of perhaps 10 major races—less than 100 seconds of performance.’

Pronunciation

sprinter

/ˈsprin(t)ər//ˈsprɪn(t)ər/