horse race

noun

Definition of horse race

  1. :  a close contest (as in politics)

Examples of horse race in a sentence

  1. The election is sure to become a horse race by early summer.

1954

First Known Use of horse race

1954


HORSE RACE Defined for English Language Learners

horse race

noun

Definition of horse race for English Language Learners

  • : an event in which horses race and people bet on which horse will win

  • : a close contest


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