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 Despite the governor’s initial claims, triple the normal amount of National Guard troops were at the racetrack. courier-journal.com, "A Derby standoff, a statehouse rally and Louisville marches: MLK's legacy in Kentucky," 18 Jan. 2021 The polished and at times comedic gameplay offers creative situations like disguising yourself in a flamingo suit at a racetrack or finishing off a target by slapping them with a dead fish. Washington Post, "The most anticipated games of 2021," 29 Dec. 2020 Santa Anita Park racetrack in Arcadia is closed through Dec. 25. Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times, "Christmas 2020: What’s open and closed in L.A.," 23 Dec. 2020 Hundreds of jobs, if not into the thousands, were saved at Del Mar racetrack and aboard San Diego’s sportfishing fleet. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Amid the pain, 2020 reminded us that sports matter," 27 Dec. 2020 Sire is Into Mischief whose progeny loves this racetrack. Michael Beychok, NOLA.com, "Check out Michael Beychok's Fair Grounds picks for Saturday, Dec. 19," 18 Dec. 2020 Back in 2017, the Honda Civic Type R set the front-wheel-drive production-car record around Germany's Nürburgring, lapping the infamous 12.9-mile-long racetrack in 7 minutes and 43.8 seconds. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, "Track Attack: 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition," 17 Dec. 2020 The unlikely alliance of a racetrack owner and an animal rights advocacy group is calling for the end of North American horses being sold to South Korean interests for the purpose of racing or breeding. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Two groups want to ban sale of racehorses to South Korean interests," 16 Dec. 2020 Golden Gate Fields initially planned to reopen in late November but has twice postponed plans to resume racing until Dec. 26, according to the racetrack’s website. Michael Cabanatuan, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus outbreak among Golden Gate Fields workers worsens, officials say likely all 540 exposed," 11 Dec. 2020

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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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25 Jan 2021

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“Racetrack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racetrack. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of racetrack

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


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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