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 Once that’s done, plan out your raceway or cable sleeve routes. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "The Lazy Gamer’s Guide to Cable Management," 8 Apr. 2021 Sunday's 500 kilometers will be the 50th race for NASCAR's premier series at the raceway. Michael Knight, The Arizona Republic, "Sunday's Cup Series race another chance for Arizona to solidify its lofty NASCAR status," 13 Mar. 2021 The money went to the raceway's Accelerators charity fund. Michael Knight, The Arizona Republic, "Sunday's Cup Series race another chance for Arizona to solidify its lofty NASCAR status," 13 Mar. 2021 The simplest approach is to conceal the wires on the surface of the wall by running them inside something called a raceway, which is nothing more than a shallow channel that mounts directly to the wall. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "Here's How to Hide Your Ugly TV Cables and Wires," 18 Dec. 2020 At the Ford tent in the Pit area at Lucas Oil raceway, several engineers played with the doors and circled the car with the front and back trunks open to showcase the power inside. Michael Mccleary, The Indianapolis Star, "Ford unveils fully electric ​Cobra Jet 1400 at NHRA U.S. Nationals ​," 4 Sep. 2020 Bowyer's Cup Series debut race in 2005 was at the raceway, and fans might easily remember a controversy in 2012 there involving Jeff Gordon. Koki Riley And Michael Knight, The Arizona Republic, "Jimmie Johnson 'thankful' for good final run as 7-time NASCAR champ heads for next chapter," 9 Nov. 2020 The raceway also announced that hand washing and hand-sanitizing stations will be available at multiple locations throughout the stadium. Koki Riley, The Arizona Republic, "Phoenix Raceway to allow fans for NASCAR Championship Weekend in November," 4 Sep. 2020 It is located across from the raceway on Highway 121. Tatiana Sanchez, SFChronicle.com, "California fires live updates: Castle winery loses major structure to Glass Fire, Calistoga residents evacuated," 28 Sep. 2020

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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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10 Apr 2021

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“Raceway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raceway. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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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