raceway

[ reys-wey ]
/ ˈreɪsˌweɪ /

noun

Chiefly British. a passage or channel for water, as a millrace.
a racetrack on which harness races are held.
Electricity. a channel for protecting and holding electrical wires and cables, especially a metal rectangular tube used for such purposes.
Machinery. race1(def 11).

Nearby words

  1. racer,
  2. racerunner,
  3. races,
  4. racetrack,
  5. racetracker,
  6. rachel,
  7. rachial,
  8. rachicentesis,
  9. rachides,
  10. rachidial

Origin of raceway

First recorded in 1820–30; race1 + way1

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British Dictionary definitions for raceway

raceway

/ (ˈreɪsˌweɪ) /

noun

another word for race 1 (def. 5)
a racetrack, esp one for banger racing
another word (esp US) for race 1 (def. 6)
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