barrel racing

noun

Definition of barrel racing

: a rodeo event for women in which a mounted rider makes a series of sharp turns around three barrels in a cloverleaf pattern

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Other Words from barrel racing

barrel race noun
barrel racer noun

Examples of barrel racing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fans can also enjoy watching youth events such as junior barrel racing and mutton bustin’, which involves children riding sheep. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 16 Sep. 2021 Highlights include bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, bull riding, barrel racing and breakaway roping along with dog acts, mutton bustin’, music and clown show. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Aug. 2021 Sarah Enelow-Snyder is a biracial woman who grew up barrel racing in Spicewood, Tex., but gradually let go of riding in favor of activities to build up her college résumé. Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2021 Three hundred Black cowboys and cowgirls will descend upon the Fair Park Coliseum to compete for cash prizes in bronco and bull riding, calf and steer roping, barrel racing and more. Destine Gibson, Dallas News, 29 July 2021 The opening ceremony at 5 p.m. July 30 will feature local Rodeo Queens, barrel racing and mutton busting. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 July 2021 There’s a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. and calf roping and barrel racing events at 11 a.m. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 24 June 2021 The rodeo includes 2½ hours of bull riding, bare-back riding, barrel racing, cowgirl breakaway roping, calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping and saddle bronc riding each night. Nancy Clanton, ajc, 5 Apr. 2021 Tiany Schuster, a barrel racing contestant from Krum, is currently ranked fifth in the world with over $55,000 in winnings. Tess Demeyer, Dallas News, 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of barrel racing

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of barrel racing was in 1947

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21 Sep 2021

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“Barrel racing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barrel%20racing. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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