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noun

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

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Also called drag.

Origin of drag race

First recorded in 1940–45

OTHER WORDS FROM drag race

drag racer, noundrag racing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for drag race

drag race

noun

a type of motor race in which specially built or modified cars or motorcycles are timed over a measured course

Derived forms of drag race

drag racer, noundrag racing, noun
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