race·​walk·​ing | \ ˈrās-ˌwȯ-kiŋ How to pronounce racewalking (audio) \

Definition of racewalking

: the competitive sport of racing at a fast walk while maintaining continuous foot contact with the ground and keeping the supporting leg straight

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Other Words from racewalking

racewalk \ ˈrās-​ˌwȯk How to pronounce racewalking (audio) \ intransitive verb
racewalker \ ˈrās-​ˌwȯ-​kər How to pronounce racewalking (audio) \ noun

Examples of racewalking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Having the knowledge behind proper racewalking has helped aid his recovery. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Working Out From Home: Racewalker Chris Mosier has tips for casual walkers during quarantine," 1 May 2020 The question has caused an uproar in the sport of racewalking. JerÉ Longman, New York Times, "Olympic Race Walking Is Faced With a Dilemma," 11 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of racewalking

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Racewalking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racewalking. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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