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footrace

[foo t-reys]
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noun
  1. a race run by contestants on foot.
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Origin of footrace

First recorded in 1655–65; foot + race1
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  • He wanted to fight and was going to have a fight or a footrace with the first Indians he met.

  • With serious irony he asks himself, if a runner who is overcome in a footrace can hope to outstrip horses?

  • Hence, they never went to sleep, and in only a single instance recorded in history had a tortoise won a footrace from a hare.

    The Hosts of the Air

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • The rebels had a fair field for a footrace; hence the adjutant's mistake.

    Recollections with the Third Iowa Regiment

    Seymour D. (Seymour Dwight) Thompson

  • What was contemplated as a triumphal reentrance becomes a footrace to the nearest ready-made clothing store.

    Europe Revised

    Irvin S. Cobb