race·​way | \ ˈrās-ˌwā How to pronounce raceway (audio) \

Definition of raceway

1 : a canal for a current of water
2 : a channel for loosely holding electrical wires in buildings
4 : a course for racing

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Examples of raceway in a Sentence

the child who fell through the ice was helplessly swept along the raceway, still trapped under the ice, by the current
Recent Examples on the Web Sonoma welcomed roughly 15,000 fans — the first time in 714 days spectators have been permitted at the raceway — for NASCAR’s first trip to California since the start of the pandemic. orlandosentinel.com, 6 June 2021 In November, Chase Elliott (Cup Series), Austin Cindric (Xfinity Series) and Sheldon Creed (Gander RV & Outdoors Trucks Series) won titles in the inaugural championship weekend at the raceway. The Arizona Republic, 3 June 2021 O'Hara piloted his Indian to victory in the inaugural King of the Baggers race at the Laguna Seca raceway in October 2020. Jonathan Hawkins, CNN, 11 May 2021 Farley won his class and placed second overall in Group 6 on the 2.2-mile historic raceway. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 4 May 2021 Once that’s done, plan out your raceway or cable sleeve routes. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, 8 Apr. 2021 Sunday's 500 kilometers will be the 50th race for NASCAR's premier series at the raceway. Michael Knight, The Arizona Republic, 13 Mar. 2021 The money went to the raceway's Accelerators charity fund. Michael Knight, The Arizona Republic, 13 Mar. 2021 The simplest approach is to conceal the wires on the surface of the wall by running them inside something called a raceway, which is nothing more than a shallow channel that mounts directly to the wall. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 18 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of raceway

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of raceway was in 1828

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9 Jun 2021

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“Raceway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raceway. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of raceway

chiefly US : a course or track that is used for racing

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