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a combining form meaning “running,” “course,” “racecourse” (hippodrome); on this model used to form words referring to other large structures (airdrome).
Origin of -drome
combining form of Greek drómos dromos Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -drome


combining form
a course, racecourse: hippodrome
a large place for a special purpose: aerodrome
Word Origin
via Latin from Greek dromos race, course
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