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

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In 1910 at a Paris racecourse, a horse (which ironically wasn’t properly hobbled) escaped and bolted into a crowd of spectators. Serah-marie Mcmahon, Teen Vogue, "This New Book Is All About the Dark (And Sometimes Bloody) History of Fashion," 12 Apr. 2019 Phillips announced his plan at the Aintree racecourse in Liverpool. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth's Grandson, Peter Phillips, Wants to Organize a Horse Race Through London," 29 Nov. 2018 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

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First Known Use of racecourse

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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