raceway

noun
race·way | \ˈrās-ˌwā \

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

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The recently demolished control tower will be replaced by a race operations structure at the suite level, raceway spokesman Greg Fresquez said. Laura Gómez, azcentral, "ISM Raceway renovations: control tower demolished, construction hits homestretch," 30 May 2018 The raceway shares space with the airport on the site of the former Hendricks Army Airfield World War II air base. Richard Tribou, OrlandoSentinel.com, "52 excuses to visit Florida's Highlands County," 1 July 2018 More than 400 turns and corners kink the raceway, according to Sports Illustrated, making the contest among the most difficult high-speed races on earth — and one of the most deadly. Kyle Swenson, chicagotribune.com, "Motorcycle racing's 'most dangerous' event is underway and a rider is already dead," 1 June 2018 In 1913, protesters laid broken glass across the track to disrupt the race and organizers worked overnight to clear the raceway for the next day's start, Sports Illustrated reported. Kyle Swenson, chicagotribune.com, "Motorcycle racing's 'most dangerous' event is underway and a rider is already dead," 1 June 2018 The raceway, built in 1964, is owned and operated by International Speedway Corp., which owns or operates 13 speedways nationwide, including Daytona International Speedway in Florida and Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. Laura Gómez, azcentral, "ISM Raceway renovations: control tower demolished, construction hits homestretch," 30 May 2018 The raceway says the driver was a 75-year old Napa resident. CBS News, "Drag racer killed in 100-mph crash at Sonoma Raceway in California," 29 Mar. 2018 Uri Clinton, deputy legal counsel for MGM, said that a Bridgeport casino makes sense because the Greater New York area has only two casinos — at Yonkers and Aqueduct raceways — and is an underserved area. Christopher Keating, courant.com, "Lawmakers Say Bridgeport Casino Dead For This Year," 8 May 2018 The facility at 800 All American City Boulevard features a raceway at the front of the property. Ed Fletcher, sacbee, "$10 million renovation '@ the Grounds' is revealed | The Sacramento Bee," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of raceway

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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raceway

noun

English Language Learners Definition of raceway

: a course or track that is used for racing

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