noun hip·po·drome \ˈhi-pə-ˌdrōm\

Definition of hippodrome

  1. 1 :  an oval stadium for horse and chariot races in ancient Greece

  2. 2 :  an arena for equestrian performances

Origin and Etymology of hippodrome

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

First Known Use: 1585

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