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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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 In addition to the new final leg of the series, look for changes to the racecourses. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Saved! Louisville Triple Crown of Running to continue with new leadership," 7 Aug. 2019 To gauge which factors guide males’ searches, Scott and her colleagues set up a nearly 200-foot-long racecourse on the sand dunes of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Male Black Widow Spiders Find Potential Mates by Following Other Suitors’ Trails," 2 Aug. 2019 The event is kid-friendly, with activities to entertain them, including throwing water balloons at the racers and a safer, inflatable big wheel racecourse for kids to try out. Andrea Reeves, Cincinnati.com, "How this neighborhood tricycle-racing party continues to grow up without growing up," 23 July 2019 Theaters, dance halls, cafes, racecourses and other businesses came along to keep the upholders of the raj entertained. Payal Dhar, Washington Post, "Keep your cool in India by visiting one of the country’s hill stations," 5 July 2019 Yesterday, the Queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward. and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary at the racecourse. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, "Game of Thrones Queen Natalie Dormer Joins Real Queen Elizabeth at Royal Ascot," 20 June 2019 While standing on the lawn at the Ascot racecourse, the couple was seen sharing a sweet laugh together. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Just a Bunch of Photos of Kate Middleton and Prince William Being Cute at the Royal Ascot," 18 June 2019

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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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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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