flat race


Definition of flat race

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

Other Words from flat race

flat racing noun

Examples of flat race in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of flat race

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flat race was in 1848

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“Flat race.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flat%20race. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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