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 The first goal was to return to the racetrack, together. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Heartwarming horse-racing finish arrives for Joe Herrick, Lovely Finish," 24 Mar. 2021 The first course, the Engine Start, is an entry-level, half-day course that allows participants to drive either a Ghibli Trofeo or Levante Trofeo around a racetrack. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "Feel the Power of a Maserati With This Exclusive Driving Experience in Italy," 18 Mar. 2021 How about zipping around a racetrack or spending the night battling monsters? Maura Zurick, cleveland, "Nintendo Switch can get you through coronavirus pandemic boredom. But can you persuade a mom to buy one?," 2 Dec. 2020 That’s more than 10 times as much as the company’s signature racetrack generated from on-track wagering during the same span. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Historical Horse Racing is lucrative, but Kentucky Supreme Court must decide if it's legal," 15 Aug. 2020 Here Local 2850 picketed the racetrack, saying they have been left without jobs while management posts jobs seeking a younger and cheaper workforce. Chase Difeliciantonio, San Francisco Chronicle, "Newsom signs right to re-employment bill affecting laid-off hospitality workers," 16 Apr. 2021 Self-service terminals where those in attendance can lay down a bet will also be available throughout the racetrack. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "What will the 2021 Kentucky Derby look like? Parking, traffic, COVID safety and dining," 13 Apr. 2021 Since then, area has continued to attract the tourist trade with its 2.5 miles of fine sand beach, annual film festival, racetrack, casino and venerable Grand Hotel. Lauren Beale, Forbes, "For $2 Million, An 18th-Century Farmhouse Estate Overlooking The Sea In Normandy," 7 Apr. 2021 With less than 40 days until the first Saturday in May, Churchill Downs updated its iconic sign at the racetrack announcing the upcoming Kentucky Derby. The Courier-Journal, "It's almost here! Churchill Downs updates racetrack sign to usher in Kentucky Derby 147," 23 Mar. 2021

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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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“Racetrack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racetrack. Accessed 7 May. 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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