raceway

noun race·way \ ˈrās-ˌwā \
Updated on: 30 Nov 2017

Definition of raceway

1 : a canal for a current of water
2 : a channel for loosely holding electrical wires in buildings
3 : 1race 5
4 : a course for racing

Examples of raceway in a Sentence

  1. the child who fell through the ice was helplessly swept along the raceway, still trapped under the ice, by the current

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First Known Use of raceway

1828


RACEWAY Defined for English Language Learners

raceway

noun

Definition of raceway for English Language Learners

  • : a course or track that is used for racing



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