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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. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for race-track
Historical Examples
  • 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
  • The race-track annual had said Billy Garrison had followed the ponies since boyhood.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • He would have done better to go on the race-track, as far as concerned a career.

  • He had been thinking all the time of his "pull" with the race-track magnates.

    Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser
  • I'll expose him as a race-track gambler, a fraud, a swindler!

    Frank Merriwell's Races

    Burt L. Standish
  • 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
  • The fence surrounding the race-track was nearly five feet high.

    The Incendiary W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
  • Tish refused, being now openly at the race-track most of the day.

  • This piece of femininity was the race-track favourite of the season.

    Roads of Destiny

    O. Henry
  • "But I didn't enter the race-track," she explained in haste.

    In Old Kentucky

    Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey
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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