a novelty race in which contestants each carry an egg in a spoon to the finish line, the winner being the first to finish without dropping or breaking the egg.
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How to use egg and spoon race in a sentence
Represented Persia in the Olympic Games of 1072, winning the sitting high-jump and the egg-and-spoon race.Jill the Reckless | P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
There were a round at clock-golf, a skipping tournament, an egg-and-spoon race, and an archery contest.The Manor House School | Angela Brazil
I had just one minute in which to do the quarter-mile; but my forte is the egg-and-spoon race, and I missed the train handsomely.
The first event was the egg-and-spoon race, which was decided in the following way.Bill the Minder | W. Heath Robinson
British Dictionary definitions for egg-and-spoon race
a race in which runners carry an egg balanced in a spoon
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