prerace

adjective pre·race \ ˌprē-ˈrās \
variants: or pre-race

Definition of prerace

: of, occurring in, or done in the time before a race
  • prerace training
  • beat the prerace favorite
  • … I have to admit that I've got a case of prerace jitters right now. I want to win. After all, I've trained my whole career for this.
  • —Matt Biondi

First Known Use of prerace

1912

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