drag race


Definition of drag race

: an acceleration contest between vehicles

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Other Words from drag race

drag racer noun
drag racing noun

Examples of drag race in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Abdelsalam got out of his car, into his brother’s car that was also part of the drag race and drove to Lakewood, according to police. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, "Man charged in drag-racing crash in Cleveland that killed man crossing busy street," 11 June 2020 The cars engaged in the drag race hit two other cars, according to police. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, "Man killed by cars drag racing in Cleveland, police reports say," 8 June 2020 Abdelsalam drove a 2011 BMW during a drag race with three other cars, according to court records. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, "Man charged in drag-racing crash in Cleveland that killed man crossing busy street," 11 June 2020 Ford Performance is eyeing a world debut later this year at a drag racing event, as soon as authorities allow drivers to return to the racetrack. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Mustang Cobra Jet destroys quarter mile at 170 mph, all electric," 23 Apr. 2020 The Camaro, which was introduced in late 2018, is down 700 horsepower, but an all-EV drag race promises to be exciting, if far too quiet. Mihir Maddireddy, Car and Driver, "Ford Reveals Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 Electric Dragster," 23 Apr. 2020 Friends of his who have been organizing drag races have taken some precautions by wearing masks and gloves and trying to keep crowds small. James Queally, Los Angeles Times, "Street racers are taking over roads emptied by coronavirus, with fatal results," 22 Apr. 2020 If there’s a red light, then as soon as that light turns green, there’s going to be a drag race. Chris Morris, Fortune, "The Coronavirus Economy: How my job as a bar manager has changed so far," 19 Mar. 2020 A few of the events were more unique, including goat dressing and a wild drag race, which involved steers — not cars. Ryan Vlahovich, azcentral, "Calf roping and more at 35th annual Arizona Gay Rodeo in Phoenix," 16 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of drag race

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of drag race was in 1948

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6 Sep 2020

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“Drag race.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drag%20race. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for drag race

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English Language Learners Definition of drag race

: a contest in which people race cars at very high speeds over a short distance

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Kids Definition of drag race

: a contest in which drivers race vehicles at very high speeds over a short distance

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