race·​track | \ ˈrās-ˌtrak How to pronounce racetrack (audio) \

Definition of racetrack

: a usually oval course for racing

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The premise is that Track Mode readies the car for performance driving heroics, remapping the stability control and thermal management systems for the rigors of racetrack duty. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Electric Slide: We Drove the Tesla Model 3 in the Snow to See How It Fares as a Rally Car," 21 Feb. 2019 Pitino's 50 percent stake in the horse Party Dancer was disclosed in an ESPN report after the animal’s win last week at California's Del Mar racetrack. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Ex-coach Rick Pitino, linked to stripper scandal, denies naming horse Party Dancer," 16 Aug. 2018 Senate and House committees have given tentative approval for changes to riverboat casinos, racetracks and video poker truck stops in addition to Harrah's so far. Julia O'donoghue, NOLA.com, "Harrah's expansion in New Orleans gets initial approval from House committee," 21 Mar. 2018 Travis Kvapil used to poke fun at drivers who showed up to the racetrack with little more than their helmet and their father’s checkbook. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Family racing fun gets serious as two talented boys give Travis Kvapil a run for his money," 15 June 2018 The Supreme Court’s decision, released Monday, was a coup for New Jersey, which has been trying to legalize sports betting at racetracks and casinos since 2011 but encountered opposition from major professional and college sports leagues. Kate King, WSJ, "New Jersey Lawmakers Pledge to Act Fast on Sports-Betting Rules," 14 May 2018 This being Indy, homage is paid to the Brickyard in the form of an oval racetrack with separate lanes for children and adults, who’ll have to use their leg power to speed their pedal cars across the finish line. Lori Rackl, chicagotribune.com, "Indy Children’s Museum to open massive new kid-focused sports attraction," 14 Feb. 2018 Now, at a giant racetrack with 155,000 seats, some of those seats won't have good sight lines to the action down on the field. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "How Bristol Turned a Racetrack Into a College Football Stadium," 9 Sep. 2016 Their web site and LinkedIn page mostly boast work with corporate clients like horse racetrack Churchill Downs and tobacco company Philip Morris. Kate Storey, Town & Country, "Behind the PR Machine That Helped Change the Nick Sandmann Narrative," 25 Jan. 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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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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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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