drag strip


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Blackwing’s greatness extends beyond the drag strip. David Beard, Car and Driver, 19 Dec. 2022 Several years before that, the area’s only drag strip, Countyline Dragway in north Miami-Dade, permanently closed. Shira Moolten, Sun Sentinel, 3 Apr. 2023 On a drag strip, absolutely not. James Morris, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 There’s no need to change the wheels or tires before running it on a drag strip, Kuniskis said, unlike the original Challenger Demon. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, 20 Mar. 2023 Sonoma Raceway, formerly Sears Point, is a playground of peaks and valleys with a drag strip down the middle. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 21 Nov. 2022 What is the Saturday schedule? Consider Saturday the ultimate day for special events on the speedway or drag strip. Vicki Salemi, Chron, 21 Feb. 2023 The car ran so well, Atkins couldn’t resist taking it to the drag strip. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, 2 Feb. 2023 The road to the factory from Birmingham leads past a tableau of the rural South: clusters of weathered trailer homes, a large Baptist church, a drag strip and a barbecue joint called Promiseland. Jack Ewing, New York Times, 19 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of drag strip was in 1952

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“Drag strip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drag%20strip. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

drag strip

: a place for drag races that is paved and usually at least a quarter mile long
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