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drag race

noun
  1. 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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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

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