[ hip-uh-drohm ]
/ ˈhɪp əˌdroʊm /


an arena or structure for equestrian and other spectacles.
(in ancient Greece and Rome) an oval track for horse races and chariot races.

Origin of hippodrome

1540–50; < Latin hippodromos < Greek hippódromos, equivalent to hippo- hippo- + drómos -drome

Related forms

hip·po·drom·ic [hip-uh-drom-ik] /ˌhɪp əˈdrɒm ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hippodrome


/ (ˈhɪpəˌdrəʊm) /


a music hall, variety theatre, or circus
(in ancient Greece or Rome) an open-air course for horse and chariot races

Word Origin for hippodrome

C16: from Latin hippodromos, from Greek hippos horse + dromos a race
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