grand prix

noun, often capitalized G&P, often attributive
\ˈgräⁿ-ˈprē \
plural grand prix also grands prix\ˈgräⁿ-​ˈprē(z) \

Definition of grand prix 

1 : the highest level of international equestrian competition also : a contest at this level

2 : one of a series of international formula car races also : a high-level competition in another sport (such as sailing) that is often part of a series

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Madden, who made her grand prix debut in 1985, is currently in the final stages of training in Europe. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Beezie Madden is the Oldest Female Athlete on Team USA," 25 July 2016 Despite the setback, Bradie came roaring back with a stellar 2017-2018 season, taking bronze home at the Bridgestone Skate America grand prix last November — the only U.S. woman to land a medal. Leanna Commins, Cosmopolitan, "10 Things To Know About Bradie Tennell, Olympic Figure Skating Surprise," 11 Jan. 2018 Apart from some periodic pyrotechnic bursts, the only props used were a vintage grand prix race car, four black-and-white race flags and the red race driver’s suit worn by Lamar. George Varga,, "Kendrick Lamar scores knock-out at post-Pulitzer Prize 'Championship Tour' concert in San Diego," 14 May 2018 Her one podium during the grand prix season was at Skate Canada in October. Maggie Hendricks, For The Win, "No, Ashley Wagner would not have saved Team USA," 22 Feb. 2018 The title sponsor of the grand prix was also recently named as The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund, which agreed to sponsor the show for the next three years, according to the group's chairman Lori Proch. Joan Rusek,, "Andrea Thome to speak at author's luncheon: Valley Views," 1 Apr. 2018 Featured events include three grand prix jump competitions on Saturday, March 30 and April 7. Hal Lundgren, Houston Chronicle, "Pin Oak Charity Horse Show begins Wednesday in Katy," 20 Mar. 2018 After seven years of testing and debate, a head protection system will appear on racecars for the first time in a Formula One grand prix on Sunday. Ian Parkes, New York Times, "At the Australian Grand Prix, a New Era of Protecting Drivers," 22 Mar. 2018 In November, the young skater earned a bronze medal at the 2017 Bridgestone Skate America competition, her grand prix debut. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "5 Things to Know About Olympic Figure Skater Bradie Tennell," 6 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of grand prix

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grand prix

French Grand Prix de Paris, an international horse race established 1863, literally, grand prize of Paris

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