racecourse

[ reys-kawrs, -kohrs ]
/ ˈreɪsˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs /
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noun

a current of water, as a millrace.

Nearby words

  1. race-walk,
  2. raceable,
  3. raceabout,
  4. racecar,
  5. racecard,
  6. racegoer,
  7. racehorse,
  8. racemase,
  9. racemate,
  10. raceme

Origin of racecourse

First recorded in 1755–65; race1 + course

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British Dictionary definitions for race-course

racecourse

/ (ˈreɪsˌkɔːs) /

noun

a long broad track, usually of grass, enclosed between rails, and with starting and finishing points marked upon it, over which horses are racedAlso called (esp US and Canadian): racetrack
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Word Origin and History for race-course

race-course

n.

1764, from race (n.1) + course (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper