- the boat race British a rowing event held annually in the spring, in which an eight representing Oxford University rows against one representing Cambridge University on the Thames between Putney and Mortlake
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From whence is it derived, and when was it first used in English to mean a boat-race?
Up to this time the boat-race seemed to have been nearly forgotten.The Quadroon
No boat-race or regatta ever began at the time appointed for the start.A Mortal Antipathy
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Did you see how cut up he got when something was said about the boat-race?The Willoughby Captains
Talbot Baines Reed
However, the finale was not far-distant, but it was postponed until after the boat-race.Captain Mugford