-drome

  1. a combining form meaning “running,” “course,” “racecourse” (hippodrome); on this model used to form words referring to other large structures (airdrome).

Origin of -drome

combining form of Greek drómos dromos
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British Dictionary definitions for -drome

-drome

n combining form
  1. a course, racecoursehippodrome
  2. a large place for a special purposeaerodrome

Word Origin for -drome

via Latin from Greek dromos race, course
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