diaulos

noun
di·​au·​los | \ dēˈau̇ˌläs, dēˈȯˌl- \
plural diauli\ -​au̇ˌlē , -​ȯˌlī \

Definition of diaulos

: the double course for footraces in ancient Greece in which the contestants ran down one side of the stadium, turned round a goal, and returned to the starting point

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History and Etymology for diaulos

Greek, from di- + aulos pipe, reed instrument like an oboe, racecourse

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“Diaulos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diaulos. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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