speed·​way | \ ˈspēd-ˌwā How to pronounce speedway (audio) \

Definition of speedway

1 : a public road on which fast driving is allowed specifically : expressway
2 : a racecourse for automobiles or motorcycles
3 : a sprint race for motorcycles

Examples of speedway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is nothing more fun (or funnier) than watching a parade of minivans and sedans trail each other on a professional speedway. Katie Friel, Chron, 22 Nov. 2021 The speedway is in Hampton, in the southeastern metro Atlanta area that is a part of Henry County. NBC News, 20 Nov. 2021 Penske and speedway officials got the clearance for IMS to all these fans. Dan Gelston, chicagotribune.com, 30 May 2021 Penske and speedway officials got the clearance for IMS to all these fans. Dan Gelston, ajc, 30 May 2021 The first 250 people to sign up for vaccinations will receive two tickets to the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the speedway April 30, 2022. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 7 Oct. 2021 And, just 12 days after the attack, 10 first responders from New York City and Shanksville appeared at the speedway. Joseph Wolkin, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 Miller's career evolved organically, a young boy who grew up on the south side of Indianapolis enchanted by the speedway. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 25 Aug. 2021 The prize includes access to the speedway garage, full catering and sitting with radio personalities in the pit box during the race. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, 24 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of speedway

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of speedway was in 1894

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“Speedway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speedway. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of speedway

: a track where cars or motorcycles race
: the sport of racing motorcycles on a special track

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