road racing


Definition of road racing

: racing over public roads especially : automobile racing over roads or over a closed course designed to simulate public roads

Other Words from road racing

road race noun

Examples of road racing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Running is maybe the original sport from a competitive standpoint, with cross country, track and field, the Olympics, road racing, trail running and ultramarathons. New York Times, 1 Apr. 2022 Four decades before the minimalist craze, Hill raced track and cross-country barefoot, and even experimented with barefoot road racing and, yes, marathons. Roger Robinson, Outside Online, 3 June 2019 Kosman chassis were used by the winners of the National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock Motorcycle championship in 2007 and 2009, and by the championship motorcycle road racing teams for Honda and BMW. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 June 2022 The 2021 Euroformula Open Championship runner-up comes from a purely road racing background, but started to enjoy himself on ovals. Christopher Deharde, The Indianapolis Star, 28 May 2022 The high-profile victory earned him a contract offer from a leading team on the prestigious European road racing circuit. Globe Staff,, 22 May 2022 By 2010, Wodak had shown enough promise to make her first national team, joining a Canadian contingent in Japan for a mixed-gender road racing event known as the Chiba Ekiden Relay. New York Times, 17 Apr. 2022 After Eliud Kipchoge’s amazing feat, Nike’s Alphafly NEXT% climbed to the top of the pack of elite-level road racing shoes. Hannah Singleton, SELF, 5 Apr. 2022 Thus began my dual career of competitive road racing and trail running for fun and competition. Outside Online, 24 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of road racing

1828, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of road racing was in 1828

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Last Updated

23 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Road racing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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