race·​course | \ ˈrās-ˌkȯrs How to pronounce racecourse (audio) \

Definition of racecourse

1 : a course for racing

Examples of racecourse in a Sentence

fell into the racecourse for an abandoned water mill
Recent Examples on the Web The final weekend of the series involved multiple collisions, challenging winds and even a whale on the racecourse that forced a restart to the championship final race. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2022 The cause of the widespread sickness remains unclear, though one participant said that the racecourse shared space with the local equestrian center. The Editors, Outside Online, 30 June 2015 This includes travel via cars, trains and/or planes; recon rides of the racecourse; and lots of eating, stretching, resting and prepping for the inevitable race. Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2022 SailGP has set up grandstands on the shoreline at the St. Francis Yacht Club and is offering spots aboard ferries that will station alongside the racecourse. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Mar. 2022 Tony Petrillo, president of Arlington International Racecourse and senior vice president of Churchill Downs Inc., the owner of the racecourse, updated the board on operations at the facility in recent months. Elizabeth Owens-schiele, chicagotribune.com, 10 Mar. 2022 Being mentally fit allows your physical fitness to manifest itself on the racecourse. Mario Fraioli, Outside Online, 4 May 2014 Police along the racecourse didn’t seem to notice or mind. Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb. 2022 Ideally, Rouse does this run on a terrain that mimics the actual racecourse. Jennifer Kuhns, Outside Online, 30 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of racecourse

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Apr 2022

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“Racecourse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racecourse. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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race·​course | \ ˈrās-ˌkȯrs How to pronounce racecourse (audio) \

Kids Definition of racecourse

: a place where races are held

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Nglish: Translation of racecourse for Spanish Speakers


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