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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By now this had become a familiar sight for Miles, who often welcomed Luck to the raceway during the Indy 500. Conor Orr, SI.com, "Everything Andrew Luck Was, Is and Will Be," 3 Sep. 2019 Big Willie Robinson holds a blueprint for the Terminal Island raceway. Los Angeles Times, "Man and myth, Part II: A return to Brotherhood Raceway, and Big Willie Robinson’s legacy," 8 Aug. 2019 Page delivers wine gifts to VIP attendees in bags made from materials recycled from the raceway. Elena Shao, SFChronicle.com, "Car racing doesn’t sound eco-friendly, but Sonoma Raceway wants to change that," 26 July 2019 Merriweather is the third site organizers have looked into, following the Watkins Glen International raceway and the Vernon Downs track and casino, both in New York. Sonia Rao, BostonGlobe.com, "Woodstock fest loses Jay-Z and Fogerty," 26 July 2019 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 With the new rules in place and more warm weather in the forecast at a track that has room for drivers to move around, the potential is there for another memorable finish at the suburban raceway. Jay Cohen, chicagotribune.com, "NASCAR returns to Chicagoland Speedway after frantic finish last year," 29 June 2019 Construction soon began and on Dec. 1 1968 cars rolled onto the raceway for the first time. Thomas Gase, The Mercury News, "Fifty years in the books for Sonoma Raceway," 21 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of raceway

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of raceway was in 1828

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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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