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

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Stories about Willie’s fights with the L.A. Harbor Commission to keep his raceway open filled the musty pages. Daniel Miller, latimes.com, "Man and myth: Uncovering the legend of Big Willie Robinson," 9 July 2019 Details were unclear and reps for the raceway did not immediately respond to Variety's requests for comment; a rep for the festival said a statement will be forthcoming. Jem Aswad, chicagotribune.com, "Woodstock 50 loses festival site as Watkins Glen Raceway pulls out," 10 June 2019 Bethany Garcia, 41, was driving the golf cart with her young daughter in her lap in parking Lot D around 5:20 p.m., approximately two hours after the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 race ended at the raceway, the CHP said. Bay City News, The Mercury News, "Peninsula woman arrested on suspicion of golf cart DUI after injury crash at Sonoma Speedway," 25 June 2019 The raceway’s $178 million fan and competitor amenities transformation is scheduled to be completed in time for November’s NASCAR weekend. Michael Knight, azcentral, "IndyCar 'undecided' on whether it will race in Arizona in 2019," 22 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of raceway

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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