hippodrome

noun
hip·​po·​drome | \ ˈhi-pə-ˌdrōm How to pronounce hippodrome (audio) \

Definition of hippodrome

1 : an oval stadium for horse and chariot races in ancient Greece
2 : an arena for equestrian performances

Examples of hippodrome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But from Dan Patch Avenue to the hippodrome, the pair’s fame lives on with every beloved horse shown at the fair. Staff Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 28 Aug. 2020 Witnesses to the attack near the Roman hippodrome said a man dressed in black and either bearded or with his face covered rushed at a group without warning shortly after 11 a.m. and began stabbing people indiscriminately. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2019 The remains of the ancient aqueduct, theater, hippodrome, and bathhouses make for a daylong adventure. Snorkeling or scuba diving is available in the ancient harbor through the Old Caesarea Diving Center. National Geographic, 16 Apr. 2019 And the channel, according to the archaeologists, was built long after the hippodrome had been repurposed as an industrial building under the Byzantine Empire and then a burial ground under the Umayyads. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, 30 May 2018 The hotel was a hit and was soon followed with a plunge, a pleasure pier and a hippodrome. Scott Garner, latimes.com, 6 Apr. 2018 Patrick demonstrates the hippodrome, which requires standing up while riding. Shauna Steigerwald, Cincinnati.com, 7 Sep. 2017 Al-Rashid built a complex of palaces to the north and several canals and held horse races at Raqqa's hippodrome. Bloomberg.com, 4 July 2017 Al-Rashid built a complex of palaces to the north and several canals and held horse races at Raqqa’s hippodrome. Washington Post, 4 July 2017

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First Known Use of hippodrome

1585, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hippodrome

Middle French, from Latin hippodromos, from Greek, from hippos + dromos racecourse — more at dromedary

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“Hippodrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hippodrome. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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