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

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Recent Examples on the Web Due to the pandemic, Marquardt has been forced to give up access to a cycling velodrome track, world-class gym, and all the perks that come with being an Olympic hopeful. Cesar Marin, CNN, "Mandy Marquardt: Diabetic Olympic hopeful adapts to training in quarantine," 2 May 2020 Hungry for success The accident is a reminder of the dangers of track cycling as riders race around steep velodromes at high speeds on a fixed-wheel bike with no brakes. Paul Gittings, CNN, "Indian cycling star Esow Alben targets Olympic gold," 4 Feb. 2020 The property, in addition to the dairy, includes several ball fields, a bicycle racing velodrome, a quarter-midget auto racing track and a mock western village called Dairyville. oregonlive, "Cops called to Alpenrose Dairy on eve of contentious sale," 15 Oct. 2019 With frequent outdoor concerts, a velodrome, a free climbing wall and a 40-acre dog park, there’s no shortage of cool ways to spend the last few hours of sunlight. Crystal Paul, The Seattle Times, "Seattle beyond the Space Needle: Pick an itinerary and explore this summer," 14 May 2018 The complex has track and pool facilities, as well as a gymnasium and velodrome. Washington Post, "Mexico cuts budget for all, from athletes to archaeologists," 18 July 2019 Britain is one of six which chose to skip track and field competition entirely, but has sent six-time Olympic cycling champ Jason Kenny to race in Minsk velodrome. Washington Post, "European Games struggle for attention as Belarus hosts," 21 June 2019 The velodrome — a circular bicycle racing track that is pitched on a 50-degree angle — is hosting free, four-day camps for kids ages 3-17 until Aug. 30. Grace Reyes, Detroit Free Press, "Lexus Velodrome in Detroit offering free weekly summer camps for kids," 10 July 2018 Contact Grace Reyes can be reached at Detroit velodrome camps Where: Lexus Velodrome, 601 Mack Ave. Grace Reyes, Detroit Free Press, "Lexus Velodrome in Detroit offering free weekly summer camps for kids," 10 July 2018

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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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22 May 2020

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“Velodrome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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