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horse race

noun

Simple Definition of horse race

  • : an event in which horses race and people bet on which horse will win

  • : a close contest

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of horse race

  1. :  a close contest (as in politics)

Examples of horse race in a sentence

  1. The election is sure to become a horse race by early summer.



1954

First Known Use of horse race

1954


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