prerace

adjective
pre·​race | \ ˌprē-ˈrās How to pronounce prerace (audio) \
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, in the meaning defined above

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