winner's circle


: an enclosure near a racetrack where the winning horse and jockey are brought for photographs and awards

Examples of winner's circle in a Sentence

The jockey and horse approached the winner's circle.
Recent Examples on the Web And rounding out the 2023 winner's circles are the competition's two runners-up, Skye and Ducky. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 20 Oct. 2023 Its sheer bulk, however, bars it from the winner's circle. Martin Padgett Jr., Car and Driver, 2 Aug. 2023 Ran great at Tampa this winter and a return to that form will get him to the winner's circle. Star Tribune, 25 May 2021 The gray/roan contingent is also due for a trip to the winner's circle, with the last to get there being Giacomo in Derby 131. Alexis Cubit, The Courier-Journal, 5 May 2023 Bug-proof mesh, awnings for shade and rain protection, and an interior divider wall for privacy also helped this tent claim a spot in the winner's circle. Sarah Kester, Travel + Leisure, 7 June 2023 The Venezuelan native, who is based in Florida, waltzed all the way to the winner's circle to celebrate. C.l. Brown, The Courier-Journal, 7 May 2023 The South Dakota native has made 24 starts in the race dating back to 2001 but has not yet reached the winner's circle. The Courier-Journal, 25 Apr. 2023 Despite leaving the field limping just before halftime, Mahomes returned to the field to lead the Chiefs back to the winner's circle. Rob Wile, NBC News, 13 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of winner's circle was in 1951

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“Winner's circle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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