racecourse

noun
race·course | \ˈrās-ˌkȯrs \

Definition of racecourse 

1 : a course for racing

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Examples of racecourse in a Sentence

fell into the racecourse for an abandoned water mill

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Veith had been celebrating her victory at the bottom of the racecourse as Ledecka pushed out of the start, the 26th racer of the day. Bill Pennington, New York Times, "Snowboarder Ester Ledecka Shocks Lindsey Vonn and the Super-G Field," 18 Feb. 2018 In fact, just a few weeks ago, the two were spotted linking arms and holding hands while wandering around the grounds of the Royal Ascot racecourse. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Everyone Missed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Subtle PDA Moment Today," 5 July 2018 My job at this point is to be that guy along your racecourse calling your name and cheering you on, shouting out tips and encouragement. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "The tough half of the gardening marathon is ahead. Here's how to finish strong," 6 July 2018 But the racecourse set Thursday afternoon lacked enough challenge to give Shiffrin any noticeable advantage. Bill Pennington, Anchorage Daily News, "No storybook ending for Vonn, but Shiffrin wins silver in Alpine combined," 23 Feb. 2018 Then, in the afternoon slalom stage, Hirscher was at his finest, vastly outperforming the field in the final 150 yards, where the racecourse became considerably steeper. Bill Pennington, New York Times, "Marcel Hirscher of Austria Grabs Elusive Gold Medal," 13 Feb. 2018 The five-lap race on the 2½-mile racecourse turned into a two-boat duel between Tate and Jimmy Shane in the U-1 Miss HomeStreet. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Andrew Tate drives oldest hydro to victory in Southern Cup," 24 June 2018 But this week, the return to familiar ground for the 52-year-old was the first as a woman, competing in a charity race at British racecourse Warwick on Wednesday. Matt Majendie, CNN, "Transgender jockey inspired by Caitlyn Jenner switches from Vince to Victoria," 8 June 2018 Now in New Arcady, which is the smaller island, there are only 12 racecourses. Mark Binelli, New York Times, "Is the Next Nobel Laureate in Literature Tending Bar in a Dusty Australian Town?," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of racecourse

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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racecourse

noun
race·course | \ˈrās-ˌkȯrs \

Kids Definition of racecourse

: a place where races are held

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