drag strip

noun

Definition of drag strip

: the site of a drag race specifically : a strip of pavement with a racing area at least ¹/₄ mile long

Examples of drag strip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Iconic machines from the ’60s and early ’70s are a major draw, driven by nostalgia and thrilling memories of competition on the street, drag strip or road course decades ago. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Dodge plays to muscle car niche with power, technology," 16 Aug. 2019 On August 4-5, the festival, now fully operated by Insomniac Events, spread its six tents and stages across the length of the Speedway extending down the middle of what looked like part of the drag strip and pit areas. Miguel Garcia Jr., Billboard, "Hard Summer 2019 Brought the Heat With High Temps and Hot Sets From Kid Cudi, Major Lazer & More," 5 Aug. 2019 Armstrong and William Anderson, Ryan’s chief engineering test pilot, flight-tested the radar system in a helicopter, flying over a 600-foot course at the Ramona drag strip. San Diego Union-Tribune, "50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landings recall great contributions of San Diego’s aerospace industry," 21 July 2019 The book turns out to be a position paper on hot rodding, too, and getting fast cars off the street and onto the drag strip. Mark Mahaney, Smithsonian, "Danny Thompson’s Blazing Nitromethane-Fueled Pursuit of Racing Glory," 10 July 2019 The 140 acres at the northwest corner of Clay Street and U.S. 30 would go from a drag strip to an airplane strip for remote control planes under a proposal submitted to the Hobart Board of Zoning Appeals. Karen Caffarini, Post-Tribune, "Radio-controlled plane group wants OK to use old Hobart drag strip," 7 June 2019 That sophistication pays off in day-to-day use, not just on the rare outing to the track or drag strip. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Stunning LEXUS LC 500H Grand Tourer pushes the envelope," 23 Feb. 2018 Friday's race begins at Hunter's Creek Sports Park in Star, will work its way up Can Ada Road, west into the 2C and northeast up Chaparral Road, with the conclusion at the drag strip on Highway 16. Dave Southorn, idahostatesman, "A brand-new event, and one of Boise's annual traditions. A big cycling weekend is on tap.," 10 July 2018 The racers’ chosen drag strips are long, secluded, straight and newly paved roadways. Bianca Padró Ocasio, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Sheriff's Office sees rise in street racing in Orange County, wants to make it a felony," 23 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'drag strip.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of drag strip

1952, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about drag strip

Statistics for drag strip

Last Updated

12 Sep 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for drag strip

The first known use of drag strip was in 1952

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for drag strip

drag strip

noun

English Language Learners Definition of drag strip

: a place where drag races happen

More from Merriam-Webster on drag strip

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with drag strip

Comments on drag strip

What made you want to look up drag strip? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

recurring in steady succession

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!