race·​track | \ ˈrās-ˌtrak How to pronounce racetrack (audio) \

Definition of racetrack

: a usually oval course for racing

Examples of racetrack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But one design element in particular really puts it over the top: a fragment of ABT’s first winner’s trophy, secured by the founder’s grandson on a grass racetrack in Kempten, Germany, more than 60 years ago. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 5 May 2022 Before Sunday, the truckers gathered at a racetrack in nearby Hagerstown, Md., about 70 miles northwest of the capital, converging with other drivers and their supporters. New York Times, 6 Mar. 2022 After the Chronicle photo was taken, the family was forced to the assembly center at the Santa Anita Park racetrack in Arcadia (Los Angeles County) — a first-ever train ride for 8-year-old Philip Miyamoto. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Feb. 2022 The BMW M Driving School makes use of the superb Thermal racetrack in Thermal CA to provide some of the highest level performance driving classes in the US. Kyle Edward, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 Realizing the hit his business would take, a local entrepreneur bought a nearby racetrack that had stood empty for four years, and rallied some of the concessionaires and amusement companies that also depended on the fairs. David Hill, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 However, the tables have turned, because a Tesla Model S Plaid just posted a quicker lap time around a big-time racetrack than a Porsche Taycan Turbo S. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 17 Mar. 2022 MSP Airport got its start in the 1920s as an airmail operation on a former racetrack south of Minneapolis. Eric Roper, Star Tribune, 8 July 2021 These cars didn't run at every local racetrack for no reason, and to this day these are still a popular choice in vintage racing. Darin Johnson, Car and Driver, 11 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of racetrack

circa 1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of racetrack was circa 1835

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13 May 2022

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“Racetrack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racetrack. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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race·​track | \ ˈrās-ˌtrak How to pronounce racetrack (audio) \

Kids Definition of racetrack

: a usually oval course on which races are run

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