track-and-field

adjective \ ˌtrak-ən(d)-ˈfēld \

Definition of track-and-field

: of, relating to, or being any of various competitive athletic events (such as running, jumping, and weight throwing) performed on a running track and on the adjacent field

First Known Use of track-and-field

1905

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

TRACK-AND-FIELD Defined for Kids

track-and-field

adjective \ ˌtrak-ən-ˈfēld \

Definition of track-and-field for Students

: relating to or being sports events (as racing, throwing, and jumping contests) held on a running track and on the enclosed field

Learn More about track-and-field


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up track-and-field? 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

good-natured ridicule

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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!