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 Raceway officials are investigating what appears to be a noose, which was found hanging from a tree at the raceway in California. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "NASCAR’s Sonoma Raceway president says noose found in tree," 23 June 2020 This trip, The Captain wanted the Indy native to have an early chance to marvel at the facelift the Penske era had brought to the world's most iconic raceway. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, "Tim Cindric reacts to Indianapolis Motor Speedway renovations: 'The whole place looks younger'," 3 June 2020 After the event, everyone was instructed to leave as soon as possible, so the raceway could be cleaned and disinfected before another round of events was scheduled for different competitors there later in the week. New York Times, "NASCAR Tries to Make Noise as Drivers Restart Their Engines," 18 May 2020 The raceway returned to the circuit’s 2.52-mile layout for the NASCAR race this year as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. Tom Fitzgerald, SFChronicle.com, "Kyle Larson tops NASCAR Cup qualifying at Sonoma for 3rd straight year," 22 June 2019 Holcomb also said raceways can begin competition without spectators. Elizabeth Depompei, The Indianapolis Star, "Most of Indiana can enter reopening Stage 3 Friday. Here's what will stay closed.," 20 May 2020 The raceway consists of a one-third-mile-long kart racing track that winds indoors and outside, and Velocity offers various free-roam virtual reality games. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, "Mavrix entertainment center is bringing bowling, laser tag and more to Scottsdale," 19 Dec. 2019 Freshwater holding ponds are drained each spring so the fish can be gathered and brought indoors for spawning in hatchery raceways. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "Not a typical spring season," 9 May 2020 Owens added that the two remaining Legacy-class ShareLunkers were expected to be paired with males for spawning in hatchery raceways in the next week. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "No social distancing for this bass: Cypress angler lands only ShareLunker reported after coronavirus outbreak," 12 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of raceway

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 Jul 2020

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“Raceway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raceway. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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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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