race·​track | \ˈrās-ˌtrak \

Definition of racetrack 

: a usually oval course for racing

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The popular if polarizing Patrick, who will be racing for the final time Sunday, spent the morning signing autographs alongside Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves at the racetrack. Dave Skretta, BostonGlobe.com, "Danica Patrick notices good omens ahead of Indy 500 race," 27 May 2018 Davis lives in the Kentland golf community adjacent to the racetrack and said property values have suffered since the shutdown. Washington Post, "Long opposed to casinos, Virginia may be ready to gamble," 5 May 2018 The two went hand-in-hand for years, with Earnhardt clearly the fan favorite among those who came out to cheer each Spring and Fall at the Alabama racetrack. Cheryl Wray, AL.com, "With Dale Jr. gone from Talladega, who gets his fan support?," 26 Apr. 2018 Even as Charley creates a new life for himself at the racetrack, his home life falls apart. J.r. Jones, Chicago Reader, "Lean on Pete tells the story of a horse and a teenager who feels like one," 12 Apr. 2018 Determination did more than money did to keep him on the racetrack. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "25 years later: How would NASCAR be different if Alan Kulwicki hadn't died?," 31 Mar. 2018 Although Belardi left the speedway Friday disappointed with Freedom 100 finishes of fourth by Santi Urrutia and sixth by Aaron Telitz, his May at the racetrack is far from over. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "From a book in a Mequon school library to pit road at the Indianapolis 500," 25 May 2018 Its Monmouth Park racetrack already has the necessary infrastructure to turn a sports bar on the premises into a sportsbook. Phil Rosenthal, chicagotribune.com, "Morality a non-factor as Illinois, others weigh sports betting," 14 May 2018 Politicians cast the new law as testament to New Jersey’s grit, and hailed sports gambling as a coming boon to flagging racetracks and casinos. Justine Mcdaniel, Philly.com, "Sports betting to open Thursday morning in Jersey," 13 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of racetrack

: a track or course that is used for racing; especially : a track that is used for horse racing


race·​track | \ˈrās-ˌtrak \

Kids Definition of racetrack

: a usually oval course on which races are run

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