race·​track | \ ˈrās-ˌtrak \

Definition of racetrack

: a usually oval course for racing

Examples of racetrack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is completely awesome, a 755-hp racetrack-slaying scythe of a car. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Five Very Important Questions About the 2019 Corvette ZR1," 6 Dec. 2018 The Carrara marble counter extends into a breakfast bar, which occupies the space where a wall was removed; and just beyond, in the dining nook, sits a black-lacquered mid- century dining table from an Italian racetrack—another prized European find. Nick Sullivan, ELLE Decor, "A Snug New York Bachelor Pad Is Morphed Into a Swank and Spacious Home," 20 Nov. 2018 Land speed cars quickly became too fast for roads or even racetracks designed for more normal cars. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Bloodhound SSC: How do you build a car capable of 1,000mph?," 24 Nov. 2018 The racetrack for the Hollywood Racing Pigs is seen between races at the Georgia State Fair. Jason Gay, WSJ, "A Sports Column Goes to the Hogs," 11 Oct. 2018 The Horizon franchise, a spinoff of Forza Motorsport series by Microsoft Studios, takes drivers off the racetrack and out into the world. Anthony Alaniz, Popular Mechanics, "Everything We Know About Forza Horizon 4," 11 Sep. 2018 Asher, who was an award-winning radio journalist before becoming a widely respected fixture at the Louisville racetrack, died after having a heart attack while on vacation with his family in Florida, Churchill Downs said in a release. Gary B. Graves, The Seattle Times, "Longtime Churchill Downs spokesman John Asher dies at 62," 27 Aug. 2018 Without a budget deal, the state faced a potential shutdown of nonessential services — including state parks and beaches, racetracks, and Motor Vehicle Commission offices. Maddie Hanna, Philly.com, "N.J. leaders reach budget deal, avert government shutdown," 30 June 2018 Just like at a racetrack, the bettor, be the wager placed in person or via technology, will have to front the amount. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, "You can bet that sports bookies aren’t going away," 26 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'racetrack.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of racetrack

circa 1835, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about racetrack

Statistics for racetrack

Last Updated

25 Dec 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for racetrack

The first known use of racetrack was circa 1835

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for racetrack



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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on racetrack

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with racetrack

Spanish Central: Translation of racetrack

Nglish: Translation of racetrack for Spanish Speakers

Comments on racetrack

What made you want to look up racetrack? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


means, resources, or money

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!