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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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  • Those bandy legs of his were just the thing to walk a deck in bad weather, but on the racetrack!

    Mayflower (Flor de mayo) Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • "You never saw a rail as high as that except around a racetrack," he muttered.

    The Amateur Richard Harding Davis
  • It is Juarez without the bull ring, the racetrack or the gambling places.

    Across the Mesa Jarvis Hall
  • I've seen some of your pet boys wearing the sort of clothes one would expect men at the racetrack to wear, and nobody else, Dolly.

  • But two of his boys has helped us at the racetrack or helped my wife last summer, at the racetrack, all summer.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for racetrack


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
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