a plot of ground, usually oval, laid out for horse racing.
the course for any race.

Origin of racetrack

First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for racetrack

Contemporary Examples of racetrack

Historical Examples of racetrack

  • It is Juarez without the bull ring, the racetrack or the gambling places.

    Across the Mesa

    Jarvis Hall

  • It is wonderful, the faith of the racetrack gamblers in a tip!

    The Preacher of Cedar Mountain

    Ernest Thompson Seton

  • I'm goin' to peddle my way back home, then git a payin' job at the racetrack.


    Alice Hegan Rice

  • "You never saw a rail as high as that except around a racetrack," he muttered.

    The Amateur

    Richard Harding Davis

  • I met a man last night that's got a sure winner at the racetrack to-morrow.

British Dictionary definitions for racetrack



a circuit or course, esp an oval one, used for motor racing, speedway, etc
Also called: racecourse mainly US and Canadian a long broad track, usually of grass, enclosed between rails, and with starting and finishing points marked upon it, over which horses are raced
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