speedway

noun speed·way \ ˈspēd-ˌwā \
Updated on: 25 Apr 2018

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

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First Known Use of speedway

1894

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of speedway for English Language Learners

  • : a track where cars or motorcycles race

  • : the sport of racing motorcycles on a special track



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