ve·​lo·​drome | \ ˈvē-lə-ˌdrōm How to pronounce velodrome (audio) , ˈve- How to pronounce velodrome (audio) , ˈvā- How to pronounce velodrome (audio) \

Definition of velodrome

: a track designed for cycling

Examples of velodrome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Walls, 24, was attempting to avoid a pile-up of riders who had crashed lower down the steep embankment of the velodrome when the incident happened, but ended up going over the top. Amanda Taylor,, 31 July 2022 In public testimonies over the past week, survivor Rachel Jedinak described a middle-of-the-night knock on the door, and being marched through the streets of Paris and herded into the velodrome, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Fox News, 17 July 2022 On the way are a new indoor velodrome and a bike path that will link up Abu Dhabi with Dubai. Barry Neild, CNN, 14 July 2022 Madison Square Garden, now a preeminent concert venue, was originally a velodrome. Kayla Dwyer, The Indianapolis Star, 7 June 2022 National federations have been asked to send young riders to trials at the UCI’s velodrome in Switzerland. The Editors, Outside Online, 17 Mar. 2015 Lexus is the velodrome's naming rights sponsor under a multiyear deal. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, 31 Dec. 2021 First, there were plans for a temporary velodrome to be built in the Japanese capital, allowing the biggest portion of the cycling program to be held in the heart of the Olympics. Dave Skretta, Star Tribune, 27 July 2021 Dekker’s performance at the velodrome in Aguascalientes, Mexico, rendered a final distance of 52.221 kilometers (32.449 miles). The Editors, Outside Online, 20 Mar. 2015 See More

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First Known Use of velodrome

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for velodrome

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

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The first known use of velodrome was in 1895

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5 Aug 2022

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“Velodrome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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