race·​course ˈrās-ˌkȯrs How to pronounce racecourse (audio)
: a course for racing

Examples of racecourse in a Sentence

fell into the racecourse for an abandoned water mill
Recent Examples on the Web Many of those hotel rooms likely provided shelter from the storms for out-of-towners, as torrential rains flooded large swaths of the city and the pop-up 2.2-mile racecourse for much of the weekend. Robert Channick, Chicago Tribune, 18 July 2023 The team pitched preliminary plans in September and officially bought the racecourse in February 2023 for $197.2 million. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 12 July 2023 The King was also spotted in conversation with a smiling Lady Sophie — who stood out on the day in a chic yellow dress and white hat — as the pair walked through the racecourse. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 24 June 2023 The quirky sport, known as Ride & Tie, comprises two runners who alternate riding one horse on a racecourse ranging from 20 to 100 miles. Jen Murphy, WSJ, 15 June 2023 Mashnee Girl, trained by Mark Hennig, broke down in the first race Sunday, suffering a catastrophic injury to her left front leg at the storied racecourse in Elmont, just outside New York City, before she was put down. David K. Li, NBC News, 11 June 2023 Amid a housing crunch, Singapore’s only racecourse is being cleared to make way for more homes. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 6 June 2023 Located in the northwestern suburb of Kranji, the Southeast Asian nation’s racecourse sits on 300 acres of land – roughly more than 200 football fields. Kathleen Magramo, CNN, 6 June 2023 Tindall was appointed as a director at Cheltenham racecourse in 2020. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 28 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of racecourse was in 1764

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“Racecourse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racecourse. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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race·​course ˈrā-ˌskō(ə)rs How to pronounce racecourse (audio)
: a place for racing

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