time trial


: a race in which competitors are timed as they race over a course and the one who completes the course in the least amount of time is the winner

Full Definition of TIME TRIAL

:  a competitive event (as in auto racing) in which individuals are successively timed over a set course or distance

Examples of TIME TRIAL

  1. He posted the second best lap in the time trials.

First Known Use of TIME TRIAL

circa 1949


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