ve·​lo·​drome ˈvē-lə-ˌdrōm How to pronounce velodrome (audio) ˈve- How to pronounce velodrome (audio) ˈvā- How to pronounce velodrome (audio)
: a track designed for cycling

Examples of velodrome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The velodrome has developed and launched the cycling careers of Olympians and professional riders alike and is a giant part of the cycling culture that persists here. Clive Pursehouse, Outside Online, 17 Feb. 2023 Those with more traditional bikes can get on the path next to the velodrome, which offers 500- and 800-meter loops. Lois K. Solomon, Sun Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2023 That’s when a young Magnus Bäckstedt crosses the race’s famous velodrome finish line for the finest victory of his 17-year professional career. Joshua Robinson,, 7 Apr. 2023 Initially, Ethan pursued distance cycling but soon realized that his lean 5-foot, 10-inch frame was built for sprinting and became a champion racer on velodrome tracks. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Apr. 2023 The team’s parent company AEG owns Dignity Health Sports Park, a 125-acre complex on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills which features three stadiums, a velodrome and a number of training fields that have been used by the U.S. Soccer Federation, visiting clubs and national teams. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 9 Aug. 2022 Will the velodrome be finished? Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Aug. 2021 Individual pursuits begin with two riders on opposite sides of the velodrome. Kevin Draper, New York Times, 23 Feb. 2023 Eddy Merckx and Patrick Sercu rode the T-Town velodrome in 1978 as guests of the Rodales. Clive Pursehouse, Outside Online, 17 Feb. 2023

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Word History


borrowed from French vélodrome, from vélo "bicycle, cycle" (short for vélocipède velocipede) + -drome -drome

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of velodrome was in 1895

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Cite this Entry

“Velodrome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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