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racetrack

[reys-trak] /ˈreɪsˌtræk/
noun
1.
a plot of ground, usually oval, laid out for horse racing.
2.
the course for any race.
Origin of racetrack
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60
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  • It is Juarez without the bull ring, the racetrack or the gambling places.

    Across the Mesa Jarvis Hall
  • It is wonderful, the faith of the racetrack gamblers in a tip!

    The Preacher of Cedar Mountain Ernest Thompson Seton
  • I'm goin' to peddle my way back home, then git a payin' job at the racetrack.

    Sandy

    Alice Hegan Rice
  • "You never saw a rail as high as that except around a racetrack," he muttered.

    The Amateur Richard Harding Davis
  • I met a man last night that's got a sure winner at the racetrack to-morrow.

British Dictionary definitions for racetrack

racetrack

/ˈreɪsˌtræk/
noun
1.
a circuit or course, esp an oval one, used for motor racing, speedway, etc
2.
(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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