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[reys-trak] /ˈreɪsˌtræk/
a plot of ground, usually oval, laid out for horse racing.
the course for any race.
Origin of racetrack
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Thus the race-track becomes a hazard to guard the green, and the green is on a high plateau with big trees all round it.

    The Happy Golfer Henry Leach
  • He had been thinking all the time of his "pull" with the race-track magnates.

    Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser
  • Tish refused, being now openly at the race-track most of the day.

  • Well, at that, the race-track game is no game for a married man, is it?

    Old Man Curry Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • He would have done better to go on the race-track, as far as concerned a career.

  • There may be men who can resist that word "tip" at the race-track, but there never was a woman.

    The Deluge David Graham Phillips
  • Nervously he brought forth the page from the race-track annual Sue had given him, and studied it intently.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • The fence surrounding the race-track was nearly five feet high.

    The Incendiary W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
  • It was a silver maple so great about the trunk that Bobby could trot about it as around a race-track.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde Stewart Edward White
  • This piece of femininity was the race-track favourite of the season.

    Roads of Destiny O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for race-track


a circuit or course, esp an oval one, used for motor racing, speedway, etc
(mainly US & Canadian) Also called racecourse. a long broad track, usually of grass, enclosed between rails, and with starting and finishing points marked upon it, over which horses are raced
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for race-track

1814, from race (n.1) + track (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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