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

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 Within weeks, the raceway was drawing thousands of drag racing enthusiasts from all over the Midwest every Sunday from spring to fall, museum officials said. Chicago Tribune, 29 July 2022 Every one of the four drivers has experience at the Avondale track, but Smith, 21, has yet to race a truck at the mile-long raceway. Jose M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 5 Nov. 2020 Here, visitors are encouraged to get up close and personal, and there's a handy raceway background poster to make for more visually striking selfies. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 23 Mar. 2022 On the sliding track — the raceway of luge, skeleton and bobsled — a luge athlete, Nodar Kumaritashvili, was killed on the eve of the 2010 Vancouver Games. New York Times, 6 Feb. 2022 This 6-lane raceway features 8 feet of multi-lane racing for the ultimate competition. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 6 Nov. 2021 The dad of one of our friends used to race his Pontiac at this raceway. Paula Allen, San Antonio Express-News, 6 Nov. 2021 Also set to return is the ARCA Menards Series West, which will be one of four title races to take place at the raceway during the 2022 NASCAR Championship Weekend on Nov. 4-6. Austin Nicholson, The Arizona Republic, 6 Oct. 2021 The raceway hosted its first NASCAR championship race in 2020, but capacity was limited to due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arizona Republic, 4 Oct. 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'raceway.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of raceway

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About raceway

Time Traveler for raceway

Time Traveler

The first known use of raceway was in 1828

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near raceway




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for raceway

Last Updated

8 Aug 2022

Cite this Entry

“Raceway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raceway. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!