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 racedrag racer, noundrag racing, noun
Words nearby drag race
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British Dictionary definitions for drag race
a type of motor race in which specially built or modified cars or motorcycles are timed over a measured course
Derived forms of drag racedrag racer, noundrag racing, noun
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