racecourse

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

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
Recent Examples on the Web Among them is another brand with historic links — The Tyrconnell, which is named after a racehorse that won at 100 to 1 odds at the famous Curragh racecourse in 1876, and was first made the same year. Stephanie Bailey, CNN, "The Irish whiskey revival is mixing tradition with modernity," 13 Sep. 2019 Firmansyah doesn’t remember hitting his head on the ramshackle wooden railings lining the racecourse or landing on his shoulder as the three horses in the trailing pack thundered past. Adam Dean, New York Times, "For Indonesia’s Child Jockeys, Time to Retire at 10, After 5 Years of Racing," 24 Aug. 2019 Firmansyah doesn’t remember hitting his head on the ramshackle wooden railings lining the racecourse or landing on his shoulder as the three horses in the trailing pack thundered past. Adam Dean, BostonGlobe.com, "Where jockeys retire at age 10, after 5 years in the saddle," 24 Aug. 2019 Swift will perform two songs from her latest album at the racecourse. Taylor Mims, Billboard, "Taylor Swift to Headline Melbourne Cup Carnival in November," 11 Sep. 2019 The tennis look drew from lawn dresses, which were often worn to garden parties, racecourses and other outdoor leisure events. Anna Purna Kambhampaty, Time, "The Surprising—and Sometimes Troubling—History of Tennis Clothes," 5 Sep. 2019 More recent contestants have been caught doping and biking across racecourses. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Rosie Ruiz, who ‘won’ Boston Marathon but skipped most of the race, dies at 66," 7 Aug. 2019 Some of the richest people in the world -- including members of the Dubai royal family -- descend on Newbury's racecourse to showcase the best of Middle Eastern culture both to horse racing fans as well as members of the local community. Ben Church, CNN, "When the British countryside hosts Dubai royalty and Arabian racing," 15 Aug. 2019 This year, the event will include a new ramp, food trucks and beer, an inflatable racecourse for kids to ride around on trikes and video walls for people not watching the races right on the street. Andrea Reeves, Cincinnati.com, "How this neighborhood tricycle-racing party continues to grow up without growing up," 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of racecourse

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of racecourse was in 1764

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21 Oct 2019

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“Racecourse.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racecourse. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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racecourse

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

Kids Definition of racecourse

: a place where races are held

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