Definition of derby
- bicycle derby
- … even when both clubs were going through trophy droughts, the derby was still treated like a European Cup final by the fans.
- —Manchester Evening News
a derby between Manchester United and Manchester City
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: a type of horse race that takes place every year
: a race or contest
: a game between local sports teams
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