speedway

noun speed·way \ ˈspēd-ˌwā \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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

Recent Examples of speedway from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'speedway.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of speedway

1894


SPEEDWAY Defined for English Language Learners

speedway

noun

Definition of speedway for English Language Learners

  • : a track where cars or motorcycles race

  • : the sport of racing motorcycles on a special track



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up speedway? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a blind with adjustable horizontal slats

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!