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

Examples of racewalking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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The first known use of racewalking was in 1954

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Cite this Entry

“Racewalking.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racewalking. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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