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


a current of water, as a millrace.


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Origin of racecourse

First recorded in 1755–65; race1 + course
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British Dictionary definitions for racecourse

/ (ˈreɪsˌkɔːs) /


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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