slot car


: an electric toy racing car with a pin underneath that fits into a groove on a track for guidance

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Jimmy Attard, 68 of Dearborn, has one of the biggest slot car tracks in the country., 1 Apr. 2022 Scalextric has started putting computer chips in its digital slot car sets, but this 1/32-scale analog set races like the slot cars of the old days. Matt Jancer, Wired, 17 Nov. 2021 There's a lot more skill in slot car racing than meets the eye. Matt Jancer, Wired, 17 Nov. 2021 In addition, the food hall will include activities, such as Topgolf golf simulators, shuffleboard, a slot car racing track, video games and snookball — which resembles billiards played with soccer balls. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 June 2021 Larger, non-micro 1:32 scale Scalextric model slot cars are also available for about $50 each, including the Aston Martin V8 Vantage (below) and the Aston Martin DB5, both from the upcoming No Time to Die. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 16 Apr. 2020 Jens Weidmann, the Bundesbank’s president, raced slot cars. Tom Fairless, WSJ, 28 May 2018 His children will forever remember their time with him on forest marches, flying model airplanes and rockets, and racing slot cars., 15 May 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slot car was in 1966

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Cite this Entry

“Slot car.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

slot car

: a toy racing car that fits into a groove and is guided electrically by remote control
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