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 The in-person race will feature several safety measures, including hand sanitizing stations, social distancing markers and mask requirements except while on the racecourse. Kathleen Christiansen, orlandosentinel.com, "Reindeer Run still dashing into Central Florida — but at a new location," 10 Dec. 2020 After a dispute this summer between the racecourse and the horsemen’s labor group, the IRB approved a schedule of 30 days of racing at the Arlington Heights track. Pioneer Press Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Arlington International Racecourse gets approval for 2021 race schedule," 22 Sep. 2020 Up to 300 people were allowed inside the racecourse’s gates after management there got a special plan approved that made provisions for spectators in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic – which causes the COVID-19 disease. Karie Angell Luc, chicagotribune.com, "Spectators filled a portion of Arlington Racecourse to watch races live: ’It’s a lot better atmosphere’," 5 Sep. 2020 Now, the racecourse can offer outdoor seating options. Pioneer Press Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Spectators allowed at Arlington racecourse in final weeks of season," 1 Sep. 2020 In this last month of live horse racing for the year at Arlington International, the racecourse got approval to allow spectators inside starting Thursday and tickets are now on sale. Pioneer Press Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Spectators allowed at Arlington racecourse in final weeks of season," 1 Sep. 2020 Generally, though, the racecourse’s nickname has been earned through huge upsets. Joe Drape, New York Times, "Tiz the Law Wins the Travers in a Runaway," 8 Aug. 2020 Finished off by a next-tolast finish on the racecourse, the 3000GT VR4 finishes last overall. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, "Comparison Test: 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo Takes On the Best Sports Cars of the Early 1990s," 12 May 2020 While pomp and pageantry has been associated with Ascot racecourse since 1711, fledgling Mallorcan spectacle Hats and Horses features similar scenes of high fashion and immaculately groomed racegoers. Matt Majendie, CNN, "How moment of 'madness' led to the launch of 'Spanish Royal Ascot'," 12 Dec. 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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17 Dec 2020

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“Racecourse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racecourse. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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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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