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reckless or dangerous, especially because of excessive speed; hazardous:
He raced through the streets at breakneck speed.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team Lester Chadwick
The Rider of Waroona Firth Scott
Kentucky’s Famous Feuds and Tragedies Chas. G Mutzenberg
The Seed of the Toc-Toc Birds Francis Flagg
No Defense, Complete Gilbert Parker

(prenominal) (of speed, pace, etc) excessive and dangerous


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