drag race


a race between two or more automobiles starting from a standstill, the winner being the car that can accelerate the fastest.

Nearby words

  1. drag one's ass,
  2. drag one's feet,
  3. drag out of,
  4. drag parachute,
  5. drag queen,
  6. drag rake,
  7. drag sail,
  8. drag strip,
  9. drag up,
  10. dragger

Origin of drag race

First recorded in 1940–45

Also called drag.

Related formsdrag racer, noundrag racing, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for drag race

drag race


a type of motor race in which specially built or modified cars or motorcycles are timed over a measured course
Derived Formsdrag racer, noundrag racing, noun

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