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

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 World Athletics is the international governing body for the sports of athletics, covering track and field, cross country running, road running, racewalking, mountain running and ultra running. Analis Bailey, USA TODAY, 28 Nov. 2021 Having the knowledge behind proper racewalking has helped aid his recovery. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 1 May 2020 The question has caused an uproar in the sport of racewalking. JerÉ Longman, New York Times, 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 24 May. 2022.

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