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noun

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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Origin of egg and spoon race

First recorded in 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for egg and spoon race

egg-and-spoon race

noun

a race in which runners carry an egg balanced in a spoon
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