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 Was this the only drag strip available to local racers during the 1960s? Paula Allen, San Antonio Express-News, 6 Nov. 2021 Tesla's electric Model S four-door sedan can now at least match the drag strip performance of a highly specialized Dodge performance coupe, like the Challenger Demon. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, 8 July 2021 This is a Bimmer that prefers the drag strip to the Tail of the Dragon. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 20 July 2021 Stage construction begins Thursday, and the stage will be set up right on the drag strip. Justin L. Mack, The Indianapolis Star, 14 July 2021 The tests are generally done on a drag strip, but starting from the finishing line end. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, 21 June 2021 Tim Kuniskis didn't want Roadkill Nights, the pre-Dream Cruise event that turns a section of Woodward Avenue in Pontiac into a legal street drag strip for a day, to get stale in its sixth year. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 25 June 2021 The real test, however, will come at the Woodward drag strip by the M1 Concourse. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 25 June 2021 Tesla had already dictated that the test be run at a drag strip ofits choosing, rather than one MotorTrend usually uses. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, 21 June 2021

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First Known Use of drag strip

1952, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of drag strip was in 1952

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19 Nov 2021

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“Drag strip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drag%20strip. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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drag strip

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English Language Learners Definition of drag strip

: a place where drag races happen

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