race·​track ˈrās-ˌtrak How to pronounce racetrack (audio)
: a usually oval course for racing

Examples of racetrack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a video montage shared to Instagram, the Netflix star documented his time in Sin City which included driving cars in a racetrack, various red carpet appearances and partying in clubs after the football festivities. Esther Kang, Peoplemag, 16 Feb. 2024 Rarely does a crowd not follow Pollard around the racetrack. Alex Zietlow, Charlotte Observer, 13 Feb. 2024 There’s a nine-hole golf course (no grass, all sand traps) and a lawn mower racetrack. Debbie Arrington, Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 In a nutshell, a racetrack doesn’t yield the jobs or the amenities that make an area flourish. Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 25 Jan. 2024 My favorite memories of him were going to the racetrack. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 24 Oct. 2023 Here, far removed from the clamor and frenzy of the racetrack, a man shows his son the ropes while the boy’s mother looks lovingly on from the sidelines. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 22 Dec. 2023 The inherent dangers of the racetrack weigh on the action, as does the tragic loss, at once intimate and symbolic, of a child; the story’s dramatic sleekness suggests the passion and the violence beneath its glossy surfaces. The New Yorker, 15 Dec. 2023 At the time, Cunningham was storing his collection in an industrial warehouse, swapping cars out weekly to flog at the nearby racetrack club. Nicolas Stecher, Robb Report, 26 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of racetrack was circa 1835

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“Racetrack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racetrack. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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race·​track ˈrā-ˌstrak How to pronounce racetrack (audio)
: a usually oval course on which races are run

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