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sprint

1. Athletics a short race run at top speed, such as the 100 metres
2. a fast finishing speed at the end of a longer race, as in running or cycling, etc.

Sprint

[sprint]
(ordnance)
A United States guided, surface-to-air, high-acceleration, antimissile missile with nuclear warhead capability employed in the Nike X system.

SPRINT

List processing language involving stack operations. "SPRINT - A Direct Approach to List Processing Languages", C.A. Kapps, Proc SJCC 30 (1967). Sammet 1969, p 462.

Sprint

(1) A Scrum software project time frame. See Scrum.

(2) (Sprint Nextel Corporation, Overland Park, KS, www.sprint.com) The third largest cellular provider in the U.S., following Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Sprint dates back to the Brown Telephone Company, a local telco founded in Abilene, Kansas in 1898 by Cleyson Brown and Carlos Florendo, Jr. The Sprint name came from the Intelligent Network of Telecommunications (INT) that was created from the Southern Pacific Railroad's (SPR) microwave network that ran along its railroad tracks.

In the 1980s, GTE acquired Sprint and later merged it with United Telecom, the successor to Brown Telephone, creating U.S. Sprint. In 2005, Sprint acquired Nextel, a push-to-talk network. See CDMA and Nextel.
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The new Sprinter is completely dedicated to safety: supporting
The German automaker decided to bring full-scale production capabilities for the Sprinter vans to the United States in 2015, investing $500 million to expand its existing campus beyond a reassembly site.
The sprinter becomes the third high profile athlete to test positive to some banned substance in the last two months after three times World 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop and Kenyan-born Olympic 3,000m steeplechase gold medallist Ruth Jebet from Bahrain.The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) confirmed last week that they were investigating Kiprop and Jebet for substance abuse.
The new Sprinter is coming on stream now and is available in some 1,700 different configurations to suit all big van needs.
The current model of the Sprinter has been on the market since 2006.
Since its market launch in 1995, the Sprinter has been attracting customers in more than 130 countries.
"But there are generalisations to be drawn: sprinters and staying chasers look different, sprinters are usually shortcoupled, carry a lot of condition, have a big backside and strength through the shoulders.
Bolt's career achievements have separated him from all other sprinters, past and present.
Sprinter Sacre, whose 19-length demolition of his rivals in the 2013 Queen Mother Champion s d the ks the Chase assured his place among racing's all-time greats, had performed one of unlikeliest comebacks sport has known when returning from heart trouble to recapture the two-mile chasing title at Cheltenham last March.
Daimler Vans USA, a subsidiary of Daimler AG (NYSE: DAI), is recalling 5,100 units of the Sprinter, Freightliner Sprinter and Dodge Sprinter commercial vans.
Matt Carr stepped into a Sprinter conversion van Tuesday morning and explained why he hopes such small-gear haulers could be the next big thing for the Eugene company he just bought.
Nigel Twiston-Davies proved he has more than ONE FOR THE SCRAPBOOK Sprinter added one useful staying talent in his yard when Blaklion took a new chapter to his legend in Champion the RSA yesterday and he has another progressive star with a huge amount of ability in his strapping grey.