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cinder track

a track covered with small cinders, for use in running races.
Origin of cinder track
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then he looked, and saw only the cinder track and the shining rails.

    The Court of Boyville

    William Allen White
  • The mantel was decorated with more photographs and three pewter mugs, Waynes trophies of the cinder track.

    For the Honor of the School Ralph Henry Barbour
  • But if running on the cinder track pleased Wayne the daily practice at starting equally displeased him.

    For the Honor of the School Ralph Henry Barbour
  • In an open field, on a cinder track well rolled and well fenced, it is a very different matter.

  • Then I leaped to my feet and ran as if I were once more on a cinder track in the old barrack days.

    The Black Watch Scout Joe Cassells
  • With a shout the crowd followed him at a jog-trot past the Music House, past the Cottage out on to the cinder track.

  • And I must say for him that he is not one of those who think of the Alps as no more than a cinder track to try one's endurance.

    A Tramp's Notebook Morley Roberts
  • Holly walked over to the cinder track, where Shambler was about to finish his mile run.

    For the Honor of Randall Lester Chadwick
  • For the first few yards the assistant engineer ran almost as well as though on a cinder track.

    The Young Engineers in Arizona H. Irving Hancock
  • Still I kept up very well, and my early sprinting on the cinder track came to my aid.

British Dictionary definitions for cinder track

cinder track

a racetrack covered with fine cinders
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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