flat race


: a race (as for horses) on a level course without obstacles (such as hurdles) compare steeplechase
flat racing noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Southern Section Council was presented with a proposal that would change the way high school sports officials are paid, switching to a flat race based on average amount of time spent officiating. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2022 Wisconsin Marathon, half marathon and 5K, May 2, Kenosha A relatively flat race with scenes of Lake Michigan. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Mar. 2020 McLaughlin was paired with Harrison and others to work on her mechanics while preparing to run flat races like the 100, 200 and 400. Chris Chavez, SI.com, 7 June 2018 The endurance event has gained national recognition among the running community as a fast, flat race with crisp fall temperatures. Stephanie Wang, Indianapolis Star, 2 Nov. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flat race was in 1848

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Cite this Entry

“Flat race.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flat%20race. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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