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 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 Maximum Security went on to win four of his next five races — including the $10 million first-place check last month in the world’s richest race: the Saudi Cup at the King Abdulaziz racecourse in Riyadh. Benjamin Weiser, New York Times, "More Than Two Dozen Charged in Horse Racing Doping Scheme," 9 Mar. 2020 The Shanghai racecourse is located roughly 500 miles east of Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak. Erin Schumaker, ABC News, "14th American diagnosed with new coronavirus after CDC warned spread was 'likely'," 12 Feb. 2020 The 2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition delivers fun in spades under normal driving conditions or on a racecourse. Arv Voss, Houston Chronicle, "2020 Toyota 86 Hakone: New sport coupe emerges," 31 Jan. 2020

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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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24 Sep 2020

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“Racecourse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racecourse. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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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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