Origin of hippodrome
Examples from the Web for hippodrome
Historical Examples of hippodrome
"I thought we were all going somewhere—to the Hippodrome, Peter," Biddy said.The Tragic Muse
May I pause for a few moments, and say something about the Hippodrome?
He was to perform at the London Hippodrome, before going to the States.
His installation of “Bridging the Abyss” at the Hippodrome had taken him the whole day.
After a triumphant season at the Hippodrome, he had left for America.
Word Origin for hippodrome
1580s, from French hippodrome, from Latin hippodromos "race course," from Greek hippodromos "chariot road, race course for chariots," from hippos "horse" (see equine) + dromos "course" (see dromedary). In modern use for "circus performance place," and thus extended to "large theater for stage shows."