race·​walk·​ing ˈrās-ˌwȯ-kiŋ How to pronounce racewalking (audio)
: the competitive sport of racing at a fast walk while maintaining continuous foot contact with the ground and keeping the supporting leg straight
racewalk intransitive verb
racewalker noun

Examples of racewalking in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of racewalking was in 1954

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“Racewalking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racewalking. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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