racetrack

noun
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 Battle is to be joined on the racetrack at Le Mans. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "Boys Will Be Boys in “Ford v Ferrari”," 8 Nov. 2019 Trainers want to tell you it’s on the racetrack, right? Alex Bhattacharji, Town & Country, "34 Horses Have Died at Santa Anita Racetrack Since December. What's Happened?," 27 Oct. 2019 Last year, Irish racehorse The Cliffsofmoher was euthanized on the racetrack after fracturing its shoulder, becoming the sixth horse to die at the event since 2013. Emily Dixon, CNN, "Taylor Swift cancels Melbourne Cup performance after animal rights activists protested," 21 Sep. 2019 New seating New permanent seating will be installed at the first turn of the track with a 4,700 capacity to replace the 3,300 temporary seats overlooking the racetrack now. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Churchill Downs announces $300 million development, Millionaires Row renovation," 30 Oct. 2019 Saturday’s death — which comes after the Sept. 28 death of Emtech, a 3-year-old colt, following an injury during a race at Santa Anita — is sure to raise the temperature on the racetrack’s role in hosting the Breeders’ Cup on Nov. 1-2. Los Angeles Times, "Santa Anita suffers its second racing fatality of fall meeting," 19 Oct. 2019 The Suffolk Downs and Wonderland racetracks, Revere’s primary employment engines at one point, have shuttered. BostonGlobe.com, "This isn’t HQ2, not by a long shot. But it’s something big, nonetheless: The Seattle-based tech powerhouse has agreed to lease the entire former Necco candy factory, all 830,000 square feet, for one of its “delivery stations” — aka the last stop before goods get to customers.," 18 Oct. 2019 The ship will also house the world’s longest go-kart racetrack at sea, extending 13 feet over the side of the ship. Johnny Diaz, sun-sentinel.com, "Singer, TV host and now Kelly Clarkson is a Miami ‘godmother’," 11 Sep. 2019 Each time a young horse stepped onto the Santa Anita racetrack this past season, all bets were off. Jeff Goertzen, The Mercury News, "The truth about horse racing deaths," 30 June 2019

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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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27 Nov 2019

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“Racetrack.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racetrack. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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racetrack

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How to pronounce racetrack (audio)

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

racetrack

noun
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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