pre·​race ˌprē-ˈrās How to pronounce prerace (audio)
variants or pre-race
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prerace was in 1912

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Cite this Entry

“Prerace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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