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[reys-kawrs, -kohrs] /ˈreɪsˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs/
a current of water, as a millrace.
Origin of racecourse
First recorded in 1755-65; race1 + course Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • We passed a racecourse, where a little race-meeting was going on.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • The racecourse has done much for this, but the road would do far more.

    Nuts and Nutcrackers Charles James Lever
  • There is no place, no corner, on a racecourse where a man may show his heart.

    The Country House John Galsworthy
  • Mrs. Ogilvie arrived at the racecourse, as she had promised to do, about tea-time.

    Peter and Jane

    S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
  • The Church was consecrated in 1845, four years after the closing of the racecourse.

    The Kensington District Geraldine Edith Mitton
  • "I never was at a racecourse in my life," said the barrister.

    The Prime Minister

    Anthony Trollope
  • When detached from the racecourse or the card-table, his command of language was nil.

    The Scarlet Feather Houghton Townley
  • Bets on the Dauphin, bets on Roy: they were matched as on a racecourse.

  • That will be a safe hour, for they will be on the racecourse and out of the way.

British Dictionary definitions for 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 Also called (esp US and Canadian) racetrack
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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