cinder track


a track covered with small cinders, for use in running races.

Origin of cinder track

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of cinder track

  • Brierly dropped into his seat looking done up, as though he had spent the night in sprinting on a cinder-track.

    Lord Jim

    Joseph Conrad

  • Wouldn't it have been better to put a cinder-track all round the edge and train them to run races round it?

  • There is a cinder-track for cyclists on one side, and the lines of a district railway on the other.

  • You, of course, know that all the West Indies are now connected by means of a cinder-track with the mainland?

    Over the Plum Pudding

    John Kendrick Bangs

  • She walked very slowly down the cinder-track of the long garden.

    Sons and Lovers

    David Herbert Lawrence

British Dictionary definitions for cinder track

cinder track


a racetrack covered with fine cinders
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