time trial

noun
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of time trial

:a competitive event (as in auto racing) in which individuals are successively timed over a set course or distance

Examples of time trial in a Sentence

  1. He posted the second best lap in the time trials.

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First Known Use of time trial

circa 1949


TIME TRIAL Defined for English Language Learners

time trial

noun

Definition of time trial for English Language Learners

  • : a race in which competitors are timed as they race over a course and the one who completes the course in the least amount of time is the winner


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