drag strip

noun
|Updated on: 9 May 2018

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

Recent Examples of drag strip from the Web

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.

First Known Use of drag strip

1952

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

DRAG STRIP Defined for English Language Learners

drag strip

Definition of drag strip for English Language Learners

  • : a place where drag races happen


Learn More about drag strip


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to pay off by making regular payments

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a-closeup-of-a-sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
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!